Abraham Maslow and Adult Education Term Paper by Nicky

A look at Abraham Maslow's contributions to adult education.
# 150514 | 949 words | 6 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Feb 29, 2012 in Education (Adult Education) , Psychology (Motivation Studies)

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This paper discusses Abraham Maslow's contributions to psychology, particularly how he impacted adult education. The paper begins with a brief biography of Maslow's life. Then, it describes his famous Hierarchy of Needs. Each aspect of the hierarchy is described, ending with self-actualization. Next, the paper cites how Maslow's theories have been applied in real-life situations, such as labor disputes. The paper concludes by stating that in the author's opinion, Abraham Maslow was the greatest adult educator of all time.


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From the Paper:

"Of the many contributions Dr. Maslow made to the areas of adult education, his most significant is the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs (Hoffman, 1988). The Hierarchy of Needs serves as a framework for organizing the progression of needs people have, from the biological and safety-based to the needs for affiliation and the need for esteem and respect. The greatest level of attainment according to Maslow's hierarchy of needs is self-actualization which has been described as the state or condition a person is in when they are attaining the greatest potential given their unique talents and abilities (Sarin, 2009). The five levels of the hierarchy of needs have become one of the most often-used frameworks for analyzing, enhancing and optimizing the performance of individuals, groups and entire companies (Bazigos, Burke, 1997). It is credited with revolutionizing the concepts of how individual motivation is managed in organizations of all types, from educational institutions to public and private companies and governments globally."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Michael N Bazigos, & W Warner Burke. (1997). Theory orientations of organization development (OD) practitioners. Group & Organization Management, 22(3), 384-408.
  • Cangemi, J. (2009). Analysis of an Adversarial Labor/Management Situation in a Latin American Industrial Setting: A Case Study using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Organization Development Journal, 27(1), 37-47.
  • Harris, Chris, & Kleiner, Brian H. (1993). Motivational practices at America's best managed companies. Management Research News, 16(9,10), 1.
  • Hoffman, Edward. (1988, September). Abraham Maslow: Father Of Enlightened Management. Training, 25(9), 79.
  • Sarin, A. (2009). Corporate Strategic Motivation: Evolution Continues-Henry. A. Murray's Manifest Needs to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to Anil Sarin's Contributory Theory of Existence. Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, 14(2), 237-244.

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