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Abraham Maslow

Adapted from A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries – PBS.org
maslowU.S. Psychologist Abraham Maslow was a practitioner of humanistic psychology. He is known for his theory of “self-actualization.”

A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries – http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bhmasl.html


  1. hfisk801 says:

    Maslow’s heirarchy seems to make sense, I’ve seen the pyramid before but didn’t know the creator!


  2. terrence germain says:

    Maslow explaning his theory as a ladder definitely helped to better understand it.


  3. lillyanamayo says:

    I find Maslow’s human beings needs are arranged like a ladder. I have never thought of human needs being arranged this way, but I believe Maslow is right with the order he arranged the needs and the type of diagram he uses to represent his concept.


  4. Lydia Li says:

    Abraham Maslow elaborated on the existing topic of mental health and human potential. He also introduced a ladder of human needs with the base of the ladder being physical necessities like air and water and above that being security and on top of that being love/self fulfillment (you can’t have what’s at the top of the ladder without acquiring what’s beneath first).


  5. Debbie Ross says:

    Maslow’s hierarchy theory is made of five tiers of human needs. It is basically made of qualities that we all desire, want and need in our lives


  6. Harman P Singh says:

    i find his diagram very interesting and agree with where a lot of the items are however i feel as though some such as safety should be moved


    • Veronica Emilia Nuzzolo, Ph.D., CADC says:

      Really why is that,, you cannot move forward in life if you are not safe,, think of Gran Torino and Tao


  7. andreachavezlopez says:

    The way Maslow used the ladder makes me understand everything more.


  8. cindyv85 says:

    The Maslow’ hierarchy of needs is the perfect example of the circle of life. They are the steps one’s go through to be successful in life


  9. eguerrieo says:

    I find his Ladder of Needs theory interesting.


  10. JingRen says:

    I love Maslow’s idea of how human beings’ needs are arranged like a ladder. Without fulfilling the basic needs, a human is unlikely to be successful.


  11. Clarisse Noubissi Tchemwe says:

    The theory of Maslow is interesting because he thought human being have a needs and that is important for life.


  12. Fernando L Sousa says:

    Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. When our certain needs are met they lead to happiness according to Maslow


  13. sheyla4801 says:

    I like how Maslow arranged things like a ladder. it was very interesting to read.


  14. JESSICA BRUNS says:

    I’ve heard about Maslow, and I love his Theory. If understand, can be very useful. We can also apply his pyramid Theory on studies of Marketing, Business and many other studies to understand people choices.


  15. ezitterk says:

    It is all in our brain, and all as equal can achieve our objectives. you have to want it.


  16. Kiana Jeanniton says:

    I have heard of his theory before I think it is very informative, the reality that there are some many different types of necessity and it’s hard to get to the next level when one falls out of place


  17. anthonymansi001 says:

    This was very interesting never seen or even heard of this, focusing on the healthy mental aspects of humans.


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