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Unconditional Positive Regard

  • By: Michael H. Kernis & Patti J. Davis
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

This entry focuses on the concepts of conditional and unconditional positive regard and their implications for healthy psychological functioning. The concept of unconditional positive regard was introduced in the 1950s by Carl Rogers in the context of therapist-client ...

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