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Abraham Maslow

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Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) Self Actualization Esteem Needs Safety Needs Physiological Needs Belonging Needs Achieving ones full potential, experience purpose Confidence, feeling of accomplishments, respect of others Intimate Relationships, friends, sense of connection Security, safety Food, Water, Shelter, Clothing Hierarchy of Needs
1943 Who is Abrham Maslow? Major Accomplishments Humanist Psychologist
One of the founders of Humanist Psychology
Believed that there is an order of basic needs that every person uses; leading to the creation of the hierarchy of needs
Born on April 1, 1908, Brooklyn, New York; first born of seven to uneducated Jewish parents who immgrated from Russia
Passed away due to a heart attack at the age of 62, June 8, 1970 in California
Married his cousin Bertha, well he was in University and had two girls together
Maslow's family had a hard past , when they moved to the United States his father made it his goal to make sure Maslow lived a well accomplished life, being the oldest son
He spent all of his time studying and helping his father makes end meet, which lead to his isolation from others; having no friends
He turned to books based on Psychology, he started to become very interested in Freud, Jung, Pavlov and many others Harlow got Maslow interested in the study of primates leading him to travel to New York and further his research at Columbia University
1930 1937-1951 1935 1931 Received his BA in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin After being mentored by Harry Harlow he went for his Masters 1934 Recevied his Doctorate He moved back to Brooklyn and began to teach Psychology at Brooklyn College for 14 years 1951-1969 Became chairman of Pyschology at Brandeis University in Massachusett 1969 In semi-retirement he continued to make and improve his books 1970 passed away June 8th due to a heart attack Maslow fits into this course under the category Humanist Psychology, a Humanist Psychologist studys human beings behaviour, self esteem, personal triats and interacts with the clients, helping them to there full recovery
Maslow was one of the creators of Humanist Psychology and demonstrates a high degree of the study of human beings in his works
How does Maslow fit into this course? Why did I choose Maslow? Due to my background knowledge of the Hierarchy of Needs
I am interested in the behaviour of people, such as why they act like they do, what results in self esteem issues
I aslo believe that Maslow was very successful because almost all of his theories have become the main resource for Psychologists, especailly the Hierarchy of Needs 1943 Hierarchy of needs 1943-Self Actualization:
Full use of potential, talents, capacity. These types of people are hard workers, creative and courageous.
Novel: "Motivation and Personality" 1960s-Peak Experiences:
Joyous and exciting moments that are usually brought on by love, overwhelming beauty, exposure to great art or music, surviving death or illness.
Novel: "The Farther Reaches of Human Nature" 1960-Humanistic Psychology:
Along with Carl Rogers who produced this new movement of understanding people’s personalities and improving their life satisfaction - Theory Z:
Comes after Theory X and Y that were created by Douglas McGregor, Theory Z is when a person has reached economic security they strive for a work life where they can create and produce
Novel: "Maslow on Management" 1966- Maslow’s Hammer:
A person who is incomplete in their training they tend to use the same solutions to every problem that is encountered “When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.”
Novel: "The Psychology of Science"
1960's- Transpersonal Psychology:
Study of humans highest potential consisting with Spirituality, Peak Experiences, harmony and unity with others and the world, optimal mental health; ability of self understanding, resolution of personal conflicts Novel: "Theory of Human Motivation" Theories By: Kayla Hegarty
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