Remember when your science teacher taught you that an atom is the smallest unit of matter that contains the properties of an element? In social psychology, we look to J.L. Moreno who taught that the smallest unit of humankind is not self, but the social atom: self + essential relationships. No man is an island.
We all have heroes. People we admire, an object of adoration, emulation. We categorize them in genres: Sports heroes. Personal heroes. Spiritual heroes. Heroes within our given profession or maybe family. It was in Theories of Counseling, a Master’s level class with Professor Dr. Walter Moody, that I first met my therapy hero: Carl Rogers.