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.
The world of psychology has enjoyed a long, open debate regarding the effects of nature (our genetics) versus the effects of nurture (learned or environmental influences) on personality and behaviors. As four brothers raised in the same household, born to the same set of parents, we share DNA as well as many learned traits. When
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.