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Abraham Maslow’s Life History (1908 – 1970)

ABRAHAM MASLOW'S LIFE HISTORY 1908 - 1970 1908 Abraham Maslow grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the first of seven children born to his Jewish parents who emigrated from Russia. 1913 - 1926 • Maslow attended school Maslow's during these Although his parents were years. High School in Brooklyn relatively poor and not intellectually oriented, they valued education. • He attended the Boys High School, one of the top high schools in Brooklyn. Here, he served as the officer to many academic clubs. 1926 Maslow started taking an undergraduate course in law at City College of New York after high school. 1928 He married Bertha Goodman, who was still in high school at the time. The pair had met in Got Brooklyn years earlier. Married 1930 - 1934 Maslow graduated from City College and transferred to the University of Wisconsin where he developed an interest in psychology. He earned all three of his qualifications in psychology OF here: a bachelor's degree in 1930, a master's degree in 1931 and a doctorate in 1934. A CROSSE 1937 - 1951 Maslow began teaching at Brooklyn College in 1937 and continued to work as a member of the school's faculty until 1951. During this time, he was heavily influenced by Gestalt psychologist, Max Wertheimer, and anthropologist, Ruth Benedict. 1951 - 1960. During the 1950s, Maslow became one of the founders and driving forces behind the school of thought known as Humanistic Psychology. His theories including the hierarchy of needs, self-actualization and peak experiences became fundamental subjects in the humanist movement. The theory for which Maslow is best known Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs for is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid with the largest, most fundamental levels of needs at the bottom morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving. lack of prejudice, acceptance of facts and the need for self-actualization at the Self-actualization top, however Maslow self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect by others Esteem himself never used a pyramid to describe these levels in any of friendship, family, sexual intimacy Love/belonging Safety security of: body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, property his writings on the subject. Physiological breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, excretion Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is arguably the best known theory of motivation in existence and is taught to students doing degrees in business, finance, economics and, of course, psychology as well as people attending management and leadership courses, throughout the world. If you ask anyone who has studied one of these degrees who Maslow is, almost every single one will recall his pyramid. It is also interesting, that our ultimate need, our ultimate goal in life, according to Maslow, was to reach a state of Self-Actualisation and, today, Self-Actualisation is a major component of Emotional Intelligence, which only really gained popularity in the mid-1990s. Proof that Maslow was well ahead of his time. 1970 While jogging, Maslow suffered a severe heart attack and died on June 8, 1970 at the age of 62 in Menlo Park, California. Abraham Maslow June 8, 1970 References •'s_hierarchy_of_needs • • •'s_hierarchy_of_needs DAVITT Corporate Psychology NISCONSIN VERSITY

Abraham Maslow’s Life History (1908 – 1970)

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Abraham Maslow (1908 – 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, a theory which is taught to students studying business, finance, economics and ...


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