Abraham H. Maslow

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

Fifty Key Thinkers in Psychology
Noel Sheehy.
Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: "Maslow, Abraham H. (1908-70)" begins on p. 163
The Founders of Humanistic Psychology
Roy José DeCarvalho.
Praeger, 1991
An Introduction to Theories of Personality
Robert B. Ewen.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003 (6th edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Self-Actualization Theory (II): Abraham H. Maslow"
Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology: A Historical and Biographical Sourcebook
Donald Moss.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "Abraham Maslow and the Emergence of Humanistic Psychology"
Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology
Bruce W. Scotton; Allan B. Chinen; John R. Battista.
Basic Books, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Abraham Maslow and Roberto Assagioli: Pioneers of Transpersonal Psychology"
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
The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections by a Primatologist
Frans De Waal.
Basic Books, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Apes with Self-Esteem: Abraham Maslow and the Taboo on Power"
Human Motivation
Bernard Weiner.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1980
Librarian’s tip: "Motivational Principles" begins on p. 409
Personality: A Topical Approach: Theories, Research, Major Controversies, and Emerging Findings
Robert B. Owen.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Humanistic/Self Theory: Controversies and Emerging Findings"
Motivation, Emotions, and Leadership: The Silent Side of Management
Richard C. Maddock; Richard L. Fulton.
Quorum Books, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Motivation: It's Maslow, Isn't It?" begins on p. 7
Organizational Behavior: Foundations, Theories, and Analyses
John B. Miner.
Oxford University Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Need Hierarchy Theory" begins on p. 134
Values, Lifestyles, and Psychographics
Lynn R. Kahle; Larry Chiagouris.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 6 "Maslow's Hierarchy and Social Adaptation as Alternative Accounts of Value Structures"
The Maslow Business Reader
Abraham H. Maslow; Deborah C. Stephens.
John Wiley & Sons, 2000
Reconstructing Education: Toward a Pedagogy of Critical Humanism
Greta Hofmann Nemiroff.
Bergin & Garvey, 1992
Librarian’s tip: "Abraham Maslow" begins on p. 33
Personality in the Social Process
Joel Aronoff; John P. Wilson.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of Abraham H. Maslow in multiple chapters
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