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Maslow's Holistic-Dynamic Theory
This paper describes Abraham Maslow's approach to humanistic psychology and further explores his holistic-dynamic theory.
# 92974 | 2,332 words | 6 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2007 in Psychology (Theory) , Psychology (History of Psychology)

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This paper describes the outlook of Abraham Maslow, one of the most influential psychological theorists of the 20th century. In particular, his approach known as humanistic psychology is examined, with an emphasis on his holistic-dynamic theory. The paper describes this theory based on the existing theories of Freud, Jung and Adler. Maslow's "hierarchy of needs" is presented as part of the holistic theory. The paper regards Maslow quite positively, because he never claimed that his theories were an end in themselves or that they were valid to the exclusion of all other theories of psychology.

Background of Maslow's Interest in Humanistic Psychology
The Holistic Dynamic Theory
Theory of Motives
Deficiency Motives
Growth Motives
Hierarchy of Needs
The Physiological Needs
The Safety and Security Needs
The Love and Belonging Needs
The Esteem Needs

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boeree, Dr. C. G. (1998). "Abraham Maslow-1908-1970." Personality Theories. Retrieved on February 8, 2006 from
  • Ewen, R. B. (1998). An Introduction to Theories of Personality (5th ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Hoffman, E. (1992, January/February). "The Last Interview of Abraham Maslow." Psychology Today, 25, 68+.
  • Lowry, R. (1999). "A.H. Maslow's Vision of Human Nature." Vassar College. Retrieved on February 8, 2006 from
  • Maslow, A.H. (1968). Toward a Psychology of Being. (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons

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