Dr. Carl Rogers: Part 2: Introduction (01:33)
Dr. Carl R. Rogers is noted for his significant contribution to the psychological treatment described as non-directive or client-centered psychotherapy. He developed the baseline for personality research and a theory of personality focusing on the self and experience.
Problems With American Education (09:46)
Rogers is asked what characteristics of the American Education System inspired him to write his most recent book "Freedom to Learn." Rogers is bothered by how educators continue to pursue outdated, ineffective educational practices. Research has shown, specifically in elementary school, children are conditioned to be less independent; the entire education system is based on a distrust of the students.
Changing the Educational System (06:02)
Rogers thinks the American Educational System can move away from its traditional, formal structure towards a more student-focused model as described by him. He believes that unless American universities change their educational systems, then it will cease to be a significant aspect of American life.
Understanding Student Unrest (07:01)
Student protesting is typically started by students who come from progressive families, and the interviewer asserts many of these students will leave universities and seek out alternate pathways to learning. Rogers states that medical schools are much more successful at adapting to new educational techniques.
Science of Psychology (06:59)
Rogers is asked what he would like to change and redevelop about the current philosophy of science for psychology and why; problems that have now become a part of psychology include large social issues such as pollution. Rogers describes how he thinks cross-disciplinary communication can be successful in the future and what role the psychological will play in this scenario.
Group Therapy in the Workplace (05:34)
Rogers discusses how encounter groups can be structured for academic people working towards a joint professional goal without sounding so personal that they scare off the group members. Rogers believes that program heads and other leaders should make this group work a necessary part of the process.
Carl Rogers Contributions to Psychology (03:21)
Rogers is asked to look back at his career within the field of psychology and pinpoint which of his contributions he believes to be the most impactful. Rogers is proud of how many professionals, across a wide variety of industries, have begun using his methods within the workplace.
Critics of Dr. Rogers (09:31)
Rogers responds well to critics that are thorough and have done their research. Some offshoots of Rogers' views have resulted in the behavior modification movement, behavior therapy, and the personal growth movement; Rogers discusses his opinion on these movements.
Credits: Dr. Carl Rogers (00:29)
Credits: Dr. Carl Rogers
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