Abraham 's Theory Of Behaviorism

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Abraham Harold Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the first born to his parents, Samuel and Rose Maslow. He was a lonely and unhappy Jewish boy who spent most of his time in the library and among books as a means of comfort and refuge. However, in 1925 at the age of 17 he enrolled at the City College of New York. In 1926, he registered for evening classes at the Brooklyn Law School, then transferred to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 1927. In 1928, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin and earned his Bachelor, Maters and Doctorate within the years 1930-1934.
Shortly after Maslow married his longtime sweetheart and first cousin Bertha Goodman, he had discovered J.B. Watson and his theories on behaviorism which sparked an interest in him. However, the birth of his two daughters Anna and Ellen made him forget behaviorism. After working for 18 months at the Columbia University he met with well-known learning theorist Edward Thorndike who sparked an interest in him that he decided to research on the relationship between dominance and sexuality in humans. During the period 1937-1951, Abraham taught at Brooklyn College and there continued with his research on human sexuality. He continued seeking to understand humans, more so, Max Wertheimer and Ruth Benedick, who had great influence on him. These influential assisted him in formulating an interest in self-actualizing people. In 1951 Abraham moved to Brandeis University and served as…
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