Early Life And Education : Abraham Maslow

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Early Life and Education: Abraham Maslow was one of seven children born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn New York on April 1st 1908. He grew up in rather negative environment, both of his parents were negligent and nurturing. His father and mother were degrading and verbally abusive to him and his siblings. They would call him names causing Maslow to feel insecure about his appearance. Maslow was inspired by the work of Erik Fromm who was also a humanistic psychologist. He eventually went to New Yorks City College where he attempted to take legal courses but later discover that wasn’t his main interest. He then went to Wisconsin University where he majored in Psychology. There, he studies experimental-behaviorism. In 1931, he received his…show more content…
This meant that people first need to take care of their physiological needs before any others. These are our most basic needs such as water and food. Next up the pyramid is safety, which is being free from something harmful. Above that is Love/ Belonging, this would include friendship, family, and sexual intimacy. This third need and above, become more psychological. People need to feel secure financially in order to move to the next step. Which brings us to Self-esteem, that falls under having confidence, and respect for others. Finally, Self-actualization fulfills the deepest possibilities. Each time one of these needs are fulfilled, the person can then move up the pyramid. When Maslow talks about self-actualization, he believes that people should try to be the best that they can be. As stated above, Maslow was raised into a Jewish family. He felt like an outsider that never fit in and was constantly bullied by others due to his religion. As he tried to avoid bullies at all costs, he turned to the local library where he found his love for books and reading. During World War II, Maslow took into account all the horror and hardships that people went through. He then had a sense of peace that influenced his profession in psychology. It is said that this helped guide him with ideas in humanistic psychology.

Discipline: Maslow is classified as a humanistic psychologist who studied that people’s needs are in stages. Due to his
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