Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)1 was an American humanistic psychologist best know for his theory of self-actualization. Maslow argued that each person has a hierarchy of needs that must be met, “ranging from basic physiological requirements to love, esteem, and, finally, self-actualization. As each need is satisfied, the next higher level in the emotional hierarchy dominates conscious functioning. Maslow believed that truly healthy people were self-actualizers because they satisfied the highest psychological needs.” 2
- For a detailed list of works by and about Maslow, see http://www.maslow.com/
- For a more info about Maslow’s theory of self-actualization and a graphic of his hierarchy of needs, visit http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html
- For modern-day concerns with Maslow’s works, see What Maslow Missed and Social Networks: What Maslow Misses
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- Abraham H. Maslow. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica online. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/biography/Abraham-H-Maslow