Carl Rogers was born in 1902. His family was religious and conservative. It valued hard work. The young Carl was fascinated by nature and the natural sciences. However his interest in people grew steadily stronger and he eventually decided to study clinical psychology. His views became more liberal. This shift wasn’t always well-received by his parents. Nevertheless, Rogers felt the changes reflected what he valued. He was gradually cutting himself free from what his parents had wanted and expected of him.
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