Humanistic Approaches to Positive Growth and Self-Acceptance

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

18 thoughts on “Abraham Maslow

  1. 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.


  2. 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).


  3. 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


  4. 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


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


  5. 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


  6. 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.


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


  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. 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


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