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Hierarchy of Needs: A Theory of Human Motivation

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When Abraham H. Maslow introduced the world to Humanistic Theory, a 'third force' in psychology was born (Behaviorism & Psychoanalytical theory being the first and second). As the name suggests, humanistic theory concerns itself with characteristics which are distinctly human.

Arguably the best known example of such a characteristic is Self-Actualization, an innate moti
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Published January 2011
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Brent Mckay
Absolutely fascinating. Surprisingly readable for an academic paper (and a quick read at that--32 pages or so). Describes the hierarchy of needs by which humans start with base needs and move towards more and more lofty goals, getting less and less accomplished in each.
This book is a brief, which is nice. It describes self-actualization - an expression frequently thrown around in popular culture without ever being defined. While interesting, I didn't find this book relevant to clinical practice.
Lily Pilly
Another wonderful read from Mr Maslow. For those who follow an eclectic or integrative approach in their practise, this book is a wonderful read....saying that, it is a great book for anyone and everyone.
the book I read contained the essay entitled 'A theory of human motivation' and was around 34 pages long. Humanistic Psychology appears to be an inspiring and enlightening school of thought
A bit short and basic. I thought it would contain some of the reasearch on SA personalities that Maslow has done, but it didn't.
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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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“Self-actualized more in the real world of nature than in the man-made mass of concepts, abstractions, expectations, beliefs and stereotypes that most people confuse with the world.” 19 likes
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