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,
The tricks all turned,
The moment pure
Now dearly earned.”
from “Mating of the Gods” by Dr. Mike Arons
In 1967, members
of the “West Georgia College” psychology department contacted
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
Mike Arons spoke at the 2007
department reunion. I last talked with him in May 2007.
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