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Recreation Theory and Philosophy

Guide created for Recreation Leadership Course with Dan Caston.


Self-actualization, a constructive process of functioning optimally and fulfilling one’s potentials, is perhaps the central concept and most influential model within humanistic psychology. The self-actualization theory and model have had important applications in the fields of counseling, education, and business and hold significant implications for basic conceptions of humankind and for society.



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In this conversation, Jerry Colonna is joined by Henry May, founder and CEO of CoSchool, based in Columbia. Henry comes to Jerry with this very issue: How might the journey of entrepreneurship, specifically his own, open up new opportunities for him to grow? Or said more directly: How might he use his work at Coschool to do the real work on his humanity?

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