The First Old Saybrook Conference (1964) was a significant event in the history of psychology where prominent leaders such as Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and Gordon Allport epitomized several major schools of thought in the humanistic psychology movement. During this conference these influential theorist amalgamated their views. Maslow and Rogers focused on self-actualization, becoming, and human nature as inherently moral (Aanstoos, 2017). May focused on human personality as a result of subjective experience, self-awareness, and free will (Schneider, Pierson, & Bugental, 2015). Allport focused on conscious creativity in relation to behavior change and growth (Schneider et al., 2015). Conjunctively, each of these leaders contributed to the evolution of humanistic psychology. Their contributions founded an operative basis for humanistic psychology within the fields of science, education, and clinical settings. Still very prevalent today, these leaders had a mutual aim to demonstrate what it means to be human through lived experiences.
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