Dr Rogers, meet Mr Rogers: The theoretical and clinical similarities between Carl and Fred Rogers

Edward L. Palmer1, Kendra Carr2
1Davidson College, United States
2Vanderbilt University, United States
Cite this article:  Palmer, E. L., & Carr, K. (1991). Dr Rogers, meet Mr Rogers: The theoretical and clinical similarities between Carl and Fred Rogers. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 19(1), 39-44.

Volume 19 Issue 1 | e637 | Published: February 1991 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1991.19.1.39

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The article examines the striking conceptual similarities between the personality-theory approach of Dr Carl Rogers and the television-programming approach of Mr Fred Rogers. Their similarities in background and early training, their basic concern for children, and their focusing on concepts of acceptance, feelings, sensitivity and growth-experience are examined and discussed.
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