An Unique And Individual Perspective Essay

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Running Head: An Unique and Individual perspective to psychology. Title: An unique and individual perspective to psychology from Abraham Maslow Abstract: This paper will examine the life and career of Abraham Maslow. Abraham Maslow founded his principles for psychology upon his definition of what he called the Hierarchy of Needs. Maslow began his research by studying the human behavior because he wanted to understand what motivated everyday people, which he believed was unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires. In What is Psychology? it states that, Maslow believed that the pathway to achieving self-actualization was in the form of a hierarchy, with physical or biological needs at the bottom and more psychological or social needs at the top. Biography: Abraham Maslow was born April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the first of seven children born to Jewish immigrant parents from Russia. Both his parents treated him very unkindly. As a child, his mother kept a bolted lock on the refrigerator door and only remove the lock when she was in a good mood. Maslow and his dad would always be at odds because his father would push him to study things he was uninterested in learning. At the age of 17, he enrolled at the City College of New York and evening classes at the Brooklyn Law School in 1925. In 1926, he transfers to Cornell University which he later transferred to the University of Wisconsin. He later married his longtime girlfriend and first cousin Bertha Goodman on
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