Abraham Maslow Research Paper by jlatigue

Abraham Maslow
An analysis of the life of Abraham Maslow and his contribution to humanistic psychology.
# 119933 | 1,176 words | 4 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 30, 2010 in Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses how, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in the field of Psychology, Abraham Maslow was one of the founders of humanistic psychology. Most well known for his Hierarchy of Needs, the paper also looks at how Maslow continually moved towards better theories and a better understanding of human nature.

Background and Childhood
Psychological Development
Maslow's Influences

From the Paper:

"Although his family wanted different things for him, most importantly they wanted their son to be successful with his career. Early on, Maslow was heavily pushed to pursue the career of a lawyer by his parents. After discovering that law wasn't his calling, Maslow went home to his parents and told them that he didn't want to be a lawyer. His parents support for him no matter what his decision showed when they simply asked him what he wanted to be. Although his parents were not educated and could not fully understand their son's lust for learning and his drive to further his schooling, they were kind people and loved their son and wanted the best for him. Having a family support system where children are encouraged to follow their dreams is vital in the development of a child. Being able to actively pursue ones one goals and aspirations without the fear of negativity or reprisal helps children grow and flourish."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kowalski, Robin M., & Westen, Drew. (2005). Psychology (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Jon Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Moroney, Robert., & Whittaker, James K. (1986). Shared responsibility: families and social policy. Edison, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
  • Maslow, Abraham H., Geiger, Henry., & Maslow, Bretha G. (1993). The Farther Reaches of Human Nature. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  • Shaw, John (1974). The Self in Social Work. Florence, KY: Routledge.

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