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DEATHS

Published Oct. 8, 2005

ROLLO MAY, 85, who helped found humanistic and existential psychology and introduced a generation to the meaning of anxiety, died Saturday at his home north of San Francisco of congestive heart failure. Mr. May wrote more than a dozen groundbreaking books on psychology. In his pioneering The Meaning of Anxiety, published in 1950, he argued that there was a lot to be anxious about during the nuclear age. His books included Love and Will, through which he influenced many in the political and cultural movements of the civil rights and Vietnam War era.