I am sorry to report that Dr. Myron (Mike) Arons, professor of psychology and founder of the
University of West Georgia - Humanistic Psychology department, died on February 18th, 2008.
Legends are a way of understanding people greater than ourselves.
Dr. Mike Arons helped us discover that we can accomplish anything.  Thank you friend,
Charles T., M.A. 1976, followed by a life of: education; travel; earthly and unearthly feats.

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Assorted Writings and Deliveries of Mike Arons  Several tributes to Dr. Mike Arons
West Georgia Humanistic Psychology today!  WGC Psychology Department - 1970s

Dr. Mike Arons 1975 Dr. Mike Arons 1970

West Georgia - Humanistic Psychology department 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977

“The night is dark,
But what of that?
That’s home as well
Old Alley Cat.

You’ve done your work
And worth a grin,
A passing tear,
A slug of gin,

And wait,
The tricks all turned,
The moment pure
Now dearly earned.”

from “Mating of the Gods” by Dr. Mike Arons

Dr. Mike Arons 2007  Dr. Mike Arons 2007

In 1967, members of the “West Georgia College” psychology department contacted
Dr. Abraham Maslow at Brandeis University to inquire if he had a student who could develop a psychology program that brought subjective experience back into the study of psychology. Without hesitation, Maslow recommended Mike Arons. Forty years from that time the University of West Georgia’s Psychology department has graduated thousands of undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.

Dr. Mike Arons  Dr. Mike Arons
Mike Arons spoke at the 2007 department reunion. I last talked with him in May 2007.
He was going to France for the summer to try a cancer cure.  We all miss you, Mike.

Although Mike retired from teaching in 2000, he continued to be active professionally in his writings, conference presentations, and lectures at universities in the United States, Europe, Canada, and China. We will miss him greatly, and our thoughts, prayers, and best wishes go out to his wife Christian and daughter Sandrine.