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Varel, "Saving the Self" (Personality and the Self Panel, Part I)

Dear Readers: As a special holiday season treat, I give you one of the more interesting panels from our recent conference–“Personality and the Self in Twentieth-Century American Social Thought”–with papers by Dave Varel and Dave Steigerwald, followed up with comments by Leo Ribuffo. Saving the Self: Henry Murray and Humanistic Personality Psychology, 1920-1940by Dave VarelPhD Candidate, University of Colorado-Boulder When asked about the reasons for his shift from physiology to psychology in the 1920s, Henry Murray, a leading early personality psychologist, explained: “human personality, because of its present sorry state, had become the problem of our time—a hive of conflicts, Read more