Maslow, Abraham


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Maslow, Abraham

An American psychologist (1908–1970) best known for his hierarchy of needs, for which mental health was predicated on a tiered fulfillment of innate human needs, from the most tangible and basic physiological needs (e.g., food, shelter, sex, sleep, in priority of that order) to the most intangible (e.g., self-esteem, creativity, problem-solving), culminating in self-actualisation.
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Maslow, Abraham, Toward a Psychology of Being, John Wiley & Sons, third edition, 1998)