Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow, Abraham Harold

Abraham Harold Maslow (măz´lō), 1908–70, American psychologist, b. Brooklyn, New York, Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin (1934). He taught at Brooklyn College from 1937, then became head of the psychology department at Brandeis Univ. (1951–69). A leader in the school of humanistic psychology, Maslow is best known for his theory of human motivation, which led to a therapeutic technique known as self-actualization. His influential works include Motivation and Personality (1954) and Toward a Psychology of Being (1964).

See also R. J. Lowry, ed., The Journals of A. H. Maslow (2 vol., 1979); E. Hoffman, The Right to be Human: A Biography of Abraham Maslow (1988).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Maslow Business Reader
Abraham H. Maslow; Deborah C. Stephens.
John Wiley & Sons, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "The Hierarchy of Needs" begins on p. 3
Gurus on Managing People
Sultan Kermally.
Thorogood, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in a Nutshell" begins on p. 26
Motivation and Emotion
Phil Gorman.
Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" begins on p. 58
Fifty Key Figures in Management
Morgen Witzel.
Routledge, 2003
Librarian’s tip: "Abraham Maslow" begins on p. 203
Reshaping Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to Reflect Today's Educational and Managerial Philosophies
Kiel, Joan M.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, Vol. 26, No. 3, September 1999
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Deriving the Engel Curve: Pierre Bourdieu and the Social Critique of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Trigg, Andrew B.
Review of Social Economy, Vol. 62, No. 3, September 2004
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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Does It Apply in A Collectivist Culture
Gambrel, Patrick A.; Cianci, Rebecca.
Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 8, No. 2, April 2003
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New Dimensions in Marketing/Quality-of-Life Research
M. Joseph Sirgy; A. Coskun Samli.
Quorum Books, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 1 "Developing a Life Satisfaction Measure Based on Need Hierarchy Theory"
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Can Lower Recidivism
Jones, Michael.
Corrections Today, Vol. 66, No. 4, July 2004
Analysis of an Adversarial Labor/Management Situation in a Latin American Industrial Setting: A Case Study Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Cangemi, Joseph.
Organization Development Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 2009
Ethnic Differences and Motivation Based on Maslow's Theory on Iranian Employees
Mousavi, Seyed Hadi; Dargahi, Hossein.
Iranian Journal of Public Health, Vol. 42, No. 5, May 2013
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