Abraham Maslow : The Theory Of Human Motivation

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Abraham Maslow: The Theory of Human Motivation Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist, born on April 1st 1908 in Brooklyn New York City, N.Y. Maslow is better known for the creating of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which I believe to be human motivation. This is considered to be a theory of psychological health predicted on fulfilling human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Maslow being ranked as the 10th most cited psychologist of the 20th century; from a book which was published in 2002, called, “A Review of General Psychology”. Maslow attended four colleges in his years: Cornell University, Columbia University, City College of N.Y, and University of Wisconsin-Madison where he major in the field of psychology. Maslow had a mindset that saw as its practicality and social usefulness. He received his B.A in 1930, M.A in 1932 and PH.D in 1943. Maslow’s motto was, “focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a ‘bag of symptoms’”. Maslow was also a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, and New School for Social Research and Columbia University. Although, Maslow studied self-actualized females in 1970, which includes: Eleanor Roosevelt and Mother Teresa he incorporated them into his theory. Maslow was the oldest of seven children. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Russia and very unskillful. Maslow was known to be the sole Jewish boy in his neighborhood. This considered him to be
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