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Rollo May's Existentialist Theories

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This person is often referred to as the father of existential psychology:

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1. This field focuses on understanding the meaning behind and purpose for human existence:

2. Rollo May believed that anxiety resulted from:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this printable worksheet and interactive quiz, you can measure your understanding of Rollo May and the nature of his field of research. Topics include the purpose of existence and anxiety.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use these assessments to measure your understanding of the following:

  • What May had to say about the creative state of existence
  • The individual referred to as the father of existential psychology
  • Type of behavior to which May's state of rebellion might be compared
  • May's theory of the source of anxiety
  • The name of the field dealing with the meaning and purpose of life

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the work of Rollo May
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the meaning of life and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the life's work of Rollo May
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about May's theories

Additional Learning

To learn more about Rollo May, read the accompanying lesson entitled Rollo May's Existentialist Theories. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Discuss how May arrived at his theories of the state of existence
  • Comment on how May viewed freedom
  • Discover how May expanded on humanistic psychology
  • Citing May's theory, comment on innocence
  • Define May's theory of the state of ordinary
  • Explain May's concept of the creative state of existence
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