Discuss if you agree or disagree with Rogers's assertion that humans are basically good and if left alone to live in accordance with their organismic valuing process, would live in peace and harmony with their fellow humans. Discuss how you think Rogers would explain some humans who engage in criminal activities. Based on what you have learned in this chapter discuss what Rogers recommend as the most effective way of dealing with criminals? What would likely reduce the probability of them committing a criminal act?
There are numerous personality theories that have contributed immensely in the understanding of human behavior. Such proponent is Carl Rodgers. According to Rodgers, people are essentially good and that human nature is a product of environmental and social factors as well as heredity (Corey, 1986). He focuses on person-centered therapy in dealing with ‘clients’ which implies that the focus should be placed on what is right with the person and not what is wrong with him or her