Thursday, February 19, 2009



  • Born: 1 April 1908
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
  • Died: 8 June 1970 (heart attack)
  • Best Known As: Creator of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow developed the theory of human motivation now known as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. A psychologist, Maslow noted that some human needs were more powerful than others. He divided those needs into five general categories, from most urgent to most advanced: physiological, safety, belonging/love, esteem, and self-actualization. Maslow first published his theory in the 1940s, and it became a widely accepted notion in the fields of psychology and anthropology. Maslow was a professor at Brandeis University from 1951 until 1969; his major texts included Motivation and Personality (1954) and Toward a Psychology of Being (1962).

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