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Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow
  • First Name: Abraham
  • Last Name: Maslow

Abraham Harold Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York and was an american psychologist. His parents were jewish immigrants from Russia and Abraham was the first of seven children.

He was very lonely as a child and often seeked refuge in books. His uneducated parents wanted the best for him and encouraged him to learn, achieve academic success.

He studied law at New York's City College, transferred to Cornell for a few semesters and came back to City College.


Education and Career

Abraham received his Bachelor's degree in 1930, his Master's degree in 1931 and his doctorate in psychology in 1934 all from the University of Wisconsin.

In 1934, Maslow published "The Organism" book.

After finalizing his education Maslow started teaching full time at the Brooklyn College. He met many intellectuals that were immigrating from Europe to the US. He meet the professor Harry Harlow at the university, who became his primary mentor. He also had other mentors, including Alfred Adler (one of Sigmund Freud's collegues), the anthropologist Ruth Benedict and psychologist Max Wertheimer.

Maslow 's most famous idea was the "Hierarchy of needs".

After his time with Brooklyn College Maslow served as the top wrung on the ladder of the psychology department at Brandeis, a position he maintained from 1951 to 1969 (one year before he died).


Personal life

Abraham married his first cousin, Bertha Goodman, although his parents didn't support him. They had two daughters.

Abraham died from heart attack on June 8, 1970 while in semi-retirement because of his deteriorating health. He was 62 years old when he died.


Personal Quotes

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."

"We may define therapy as a search for value."

"A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting."

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."

"Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth."

"I was awfully curious to find out why I didn't go insane."

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself."

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