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Abraham Maslow

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(1908–1970)
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U.S. Psychologist Abraham Maslow was a practitioner of humanistic psychology. He is known for his theory of “self-actualization.”

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Famed psychologist Abraham Maslow was born on April 1, 1908, Brooklyn, New York. A practitioner of humanistic psychology, he is known for his theory of "self-actualization." In the books Motivation and Personality and Toward a Psychology of Being, Maslow argued that each person has a hierarchy of needs that must be satisfied. He died in Menlo Park, California, on June 8, 1970.

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