self-actualization


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self-actualization

(in humanistic psychology) the fundamental tendency toward the maximum realization and fulfillment of one's human potential. In Maslow's hierarchy of needs, self-actualization is the highest need.

self-actualization

The process of self-discovery & personal growth
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For employees whose self-actualization aligns with the company's goals and visions, the leader must motivate them by creating opportunities for them to realize their goals through various means.
legitimizing their "subjecthood") is a significant moment of self-actualization --Britain could not reasonably continue to deny opportunities for self-actualization to Irish Protestants because of their contributions to the war effort.
Maslow (2001) described the desire for self fulfillment and becoming actualized in what they are potentially and everything that they are capable of becoming is self-actualization.
In this procedure, each statement of a humanistic self-actualization scale was restated in a number of hypothetically comparable expressions of Christian self-actualization.
He looks at how the themes of shipwreck, self-actualization, conquest of the wild, and heroic return was reflected, though sometimes challenged or lampooned, in the popular work of Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, James Fenimore Cooper, George Payson, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, and other American writers before the Civil War.
Behaviors associated with healthy lifestyle are measured under six main headings: exercise, self-actualization, health responsibility, nutrition, interpersonal support, and stress management.
Goal of summer school and festival is development of cultural dialog between representatives of different generations, social groups, nationalities, and forms of art, involvement of youth into cultural life, providing new forms of self-actualization to young people, and development of creative potential of youth.
The Maslow hierarchy of needs puts self-actualization at the top of the pyramid, as the need to be pursued when all others are met.
Thus, we clarify the distinction between self-actualization and self-transcendence.
He divided those needs into five general categories, from most urgent to most advanced: Physiological, Safety, Love/ Belonging, Esteem, and Self-actualization.
Finally, the article wraps up with a contemplation of learning goals toward self-actualization through illumination and the sacrament of teaching, as expounded on by Maslow and Johnson.
A chapter on self-actualization discusses end-of- life issues and spirituality.