Toward a Psychology of Being

Author(s): Abraham H. Maslow


The work of Abraham Maslow occupies a central position in popular psychology and is the foundation upon which humanistic management models were first developed. This third edition of, first published in 1962, describes Dr. Maslow's theories of self-actualisation and the hierarchy of needs.


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ABRAHAM H. MASLOW, PhD (1908--70), was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at the City College of New York and the University of Wisconsin. Before assuming his post as Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University in 1951, he taught for fourteen years at Brooklyn College. Dr. Maslow also served as President of the American Psychological Association from 1967--68.

A LARGER JURISDICTION FOR PSYCHOLOGY; Introduction: Toward a Psychology of Health; What Psychology Can Learn from the Existentialists; GROWTH AND MOTIVATION; Deficiency Motivation and Growth Motivation; Defense and Growth; The Need to Know and the Fear of Knowing; GROWTH AND COGNITION; Cognition of Being in the Peak-Experiences; Peak-Experiences as Acute Identity-Experiences; Some Dangers of Being-Cognition; Resistance to Being Rubricized; CREATIVENESS; Creativity in Self-Actualizing People; VALUES; Psychological Data and Human Values; Values, Growth, and Health; Health as Transcendence of Environment; FUTURE TASKS; Some Basic Propositions of a Growth and Self-Actualization Psychology; Appendices; Bibliography; Additional Bibliography; Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471293095
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : December 1998
  • : 237mm X 158mm X 32mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Abraham H. Maslow
  • : Hardback
  • : 3rd Revised edition
  • : 155.2
  • : 320