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Motivation and Personality

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  804 ratings  ·  24 reviews
A statement on self-actualisation and data. Applications are made to the theories and science of personality, psychotherapy, personal growth and general psychology.
Paperback, Third Edition, 336 pages
Published January 17th 1997 by Pearson (first published 1954)
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Teri Temme
Wow - incredible book. I am once again amazed I missed this book the first time I was introduced to Maslow oh so long ago. Maybe it wasn't time yet. Every chapter had a great insight into society and the ways in which we view each other and ourselves. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking answers to "Why do people do that?".

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The exclusive study of our failures and breakdowns will hardly breed inspiration, hopefulness, and optimistic ambitions in either the layman or the
One of my all-time favorite books. Maslow basically explains in detail the characteristics of an emotionally healthy person. A good benchmark and inspiring.
Jonathan Karmel
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs intuitively strikes me as being a useful model of psychological development. Less obvious is what exactly is meant by the top of the pyramid: self-actualization. I didn’t have the patience or focus to read this entire book, which seemed vague and meandering at times to me. But I was very interested in the chapter titled, “Self-Actualizing People: A Study of Psychological Health.”

In the first chapter, “A ‘Psychological’ Approach to Science,” Maslow argues that scientis
I found this incredibly meaningful, and optimistic about humanity and human potential. Also practical in a certain sense, in the way expansive and abstract issues can be managed in the context of mundane, quotidian life.
Brilliant book! If Maslow's hierarchy of needs sympathized you, then I'm quite sure this book has many ideas and new perspectives to give. A must read for the ones interested in psychology and motivation in my opinion.
Ron Davison
Maslow was such a full human being and in this book he reveals a great deal about how to experience life fully. A beautiful man and a beautiful book.
Aleh Piatrou
Общепринятое обывательское представление о пирамиде ценностей имеет мало общего с настоящими идеями автора.
Roman Tsegelskyi
Awesome book. Especially liked the chapters about self actualization and love
Brian Johnson
“What human beings can be, they must be.”

“They have become strong enough to be independent of the good opinion of other people, or even of their affection. The honors, the status, the rewards, the popularity, the prestige, and the love they can bestow must have become less important than self-development and inner growth.”

~ Abraham Maslow from Motivation and Personality

Abraham Maslow. The guy’s a rock star.

A 20th century humanistic psychologist to whom we owe thanks for the advent of the moder
Ilya Mrz
“What one *can* be, one *must* be!”

“They have become strong
enough to be independent
of the good opinion of
other people, or even
of their affection. The
honors, the status, the
rewards, the popularity,
the prestige, and the love
they can bestow must
have become less important
than self-development and
inner growth.”
~ Abraham Maslow

“Self-actualizing individuals have a genuine desire to help the human race.”
~ Abraham Maslow

1. Perception of Reality: These individuals tend to have a “
Уверен, что многие слышали о «Пирамиде Маслоу». Но скорей всего о ней не слышал сам автор. А дело в том, что Абрахам Маслоу, когда писал свою революционную книгу «Мотивация и личность» видимо не ставил себе цель классифицировать потребности человека в том виде, который нам известен из всё той же «пирамиды Маслоу».

Не книга а просто находка, прорывная и действительно революционная работа. После неё в мире наступила новая эпоха с новыми подходами в изучении человеческой психологии. И собственно дан
Evan Leybourn
While it reads like an academic treatise, it's a fascinating look at human motivation. This is Maslow's expression of his eponymously named Hierarchy of Needs; which has become more well known than the man himself. Though it has it's share of criticism, it is still a useful (if simple) model of human needs.

Worth a read for anyone interested is psychology and human motivation.
Theory that is relatively easy to understand. Everyone understands "basic needs" right? As I recall, I read this in conjunction w/Karen Horney's Neeurosis and Human Growth, the two somewhat complement each other, and as I recall, Horney goes more so, into the kind of things that happen, say in Measure for Measure...Duke Vincentio...who has presumably settled his "basic needs" as Maslow lays them out--

--this is sketchy, memory, and all...been a few years...but by basic, I recall really basic, tri
Yi Chen Chong
Interesting read, and his points were stated clearly. Not to say that I agree with them, but certainly a major work in psychology
I went to grad school.
Rated: C+

This book is one of his classics. Not a primer for beginners but an advanced work for his colleagues. Good to ready directly about his understanding of the hierarchy of needs and self-actualization. This work was published in the 1950’s and it is amazing to look back and see just how far psychology had come by then as well as how far it has progressed since then.
Lillian E.
required reading for all psych students and nursing /medical students. Insight into humnaistic view points and one's motivation on the road to self actualization. Short book, concise and in a sense a guide book.
Nov 09, 2007 Octavian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all people interested in psychology
E o carte care accentueaza tendintele pozitive ale omului. maslow descrie in detaliu necesitatile umane explicand la ce duce frustrarea lor.
Ahmed Aldeen
Sep 18, 2011 Ahmed Aldeen is currently reading it
amazing and short book to understand more about your needs and others behaviors
There is no frill. Realism and human needs is tackled in a clear and universal way.
I've always enjoyed reading Maslow, for his focus on people at their best
Ivan Atanasov
Simply amazing book about human personality and motivation
Novia Erlita
this is a good book, but i do not know to get this book
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In 1908, Abraham H. Maslow was born, the first of seven children, to immigrant Russian Jewish parents, in New York City. He received his BA in 1930, his MA in 1931 and his Ph.D in 1934, all in psychology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maslow taught full time at Brooklyn College, then at Brandeis, where he was named Chair of Psychology in 1951. Maslow, a humanist-based psychologist, is ...more
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