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Wednesday, February 26

  1. page Perspective on Anxiety edited ... Perspective On Anxiety Rollo May focused a lot on anxiety, particularly in his first publicat…
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    Rollo May focused a lot on anxiety, particularly in his first publication which was titled ‘The Meaning of Anxiety’. In another of his books titled ‘Psychology and The Human Dilemma’, May defines anxiety as an ‘apprehension cued off by a threat to some value which the individual holds essential to his existence as a self’ (May, 1967). May’s interest in anxiety increased when he was in a Sanatorium with tuberculosis, he felt that between his own feelings and watching people dealing with anxiety gave him a greater understanding of it. He later felt that anxiety was important for individual growth and that it contributed to having a healthy personality. He proposed that anxiety can be dealt with by turning it into fear so that the feared object can be avoided or the fear could ultimately be faced, allowing the object to no longer induce fear (Yalom, 1980). May also used some existential terms differently than others did, for example: May used the word ‘courage’ to mean a person being able to face their anxiety and being capable of getting past it (Boeree, 2006).
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  2. page Biography edited ... However, May's personal life did not enjoy the same success when in 1968 he divorced from his …
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    However, May's personal life did not enjoy the same success when in 1968 he divorced from his wife of thirty years, Florence Defrees. He married again in 1971 to Ingrid Scholl (Bugenta, 1996) and went to publish three books throughout the early 70's. //Power and Innocence; A Search for the Sources of Violence// was released in 1972, and consisted of May defining terms within a existential framework. //Paulus: Reminiscence of a friendship// followed the year after and was written as a tribute to May's mentor Paul Tillich. The Courage to Create was published in 1975, and detailed May's idea of using courage to overcome psychological obstacles. May retired from academic life in 1976, and moved to California so to focus solely on his clinical work while still retaining some connections to Saybrook Institute and the school of Professional Psychology in California (Shook, 2005).
    His second marriage ended in divorce in 1978 (Bugenta, 1996). May attributed the past two failures of his marriages to his relationship with his mother who he described as a "bitch kitty on wheels", and caused him to become him fearful of remarrying (Rabinowitz et al., 1989, p. 437). However, May dissuaded himself of these fear and married Georgia Miller Johnson, a Jungian analyst in 1988. Before the marriage, May was still actively contributing to psychological literature, beginning in 1981 with the publication of Freedom and Destiny, a work that focused on the relationship between destiny and freedom and its effects on people. The Discovery of Being; Writings in Existential Psychology was released in 1983, and analysed the perspectives of other psychological theorists and compared them to Existential Psychology. Two years later he published //My Quest for Beauty//, a quasi memoir that explored May's ides about Beauty. In 1991, May published //The Cry for Myth//, a work that discussed how humans apply myths to their lives. Two days before his death, he edited a copy of The Psychology of Existence, a book that intended to bring Existential Psychology back into the public's conscience and would be released in 1995. Rollo Reese May died on October 22nd, 1994 at the age of 85 from multiple causes (Bugenta, 1996).
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  3. page Perspective on Love edited ... Rollo Reece May’s thoughts and views on love can be found in his book ‘Love and Will’. In this…
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    Rollo Reece May’s thoughts and views on love can be found in his book ‘Love and Will’. In this book May discusses love as a type of human motivation, which is part of his construct and system for motivation which he called the Daimonic. It consists of various types of motives which May called Daimons (Boeree, 2006).
    ‘Sex can be defined fairly adequately in physiological terms as consisting of the building up of bodily tensions and their release. Eros, in contrast, is the experiencing of the personal intentions and meaning of the act. Whereas sex is a rhythm of stimulus and response, eros is a state of being’ (May, 1969, p.73)
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    ‘A person can meet anxiety to the extent that his values are stronger than the threat’ (May, 1967, p.51)
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Tuesday, February 25

  1. page Biography edited ... Psychological Career May practiced as a Minister for two years before deciding that psycholog…
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    May practiced as a Minister for two years before deciding that psychology was his true calling and so resigned from his ministry and enrolled in William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalyse, and Psychology in New York to study psychoanalysis (Engler, 2013). While studying psychoanalyses, May started attending night classes in Columbia University, studying for a PhD in clinical psychology. However in 1942 May's studies were interrupted again in but this time by contracting a serious illness; tuberculosis (Rabinowitz et al., 1989).
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    He published Psychology and the Human Dilemma in 1967 in order to expand his theories on anxiety and in 1969 he published his best-selling book Love and Will, where he formulated his daimonic theory on love (Morrison, 1993). His work during the 60's helped dismantle Behaviourism dominating influence over Psychology (Kaslow & Massey, 2004). May's growing influence also saw a rapid expansion in his psychological career during the 60's and early 70's; he was employed as visiting professor at Harvard in 1964, Princeton in 1967, Yale in 1972, University of California in 1973, and Brooklyn College from 1974-1975 (Shook, 2005).
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    "I wouldn't want to go through this life again. I mean, one time is enough. I don't that I'd do anything differently, but it would be too boring" (May as cited in Rabinowitz et al., 1989, p. 439).
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Wednesday, February 19

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  2. page Will and Wish edited ... and Wish {Decision-Making.jpg} May (as cited in Jacobson, 2008) states that decisions are…
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    May (as cited in Jacobson, 2008) states that decisions are made based on a combination of what he termed wish and will. These two concepts are components of Intentionality, a structure that allows an individual to participate in the process of knowing, uses this awareness to guide intention and direct action, and is responsible for the meaning that is gained from these actions (Engler, 2009). Wish formulates intentions by using the imagination to speculate on the consequences that an action while will is the organisation of these intentions into an action (Jacobson, 2008). The transition from wish to will involve 3 stages:
    Formation of a Wish: This stage requires an individual to be aware of their thoughts and feelings in order to create a wish. An individual who is ignorant of or actively blocking their thoughts an feelings are unable to discern what they truly want (Jacobson, 2008).
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