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Maslow, Abraham (1908–1970)

  1. Ralph W. Lundin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0528

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Lundin, R. W. 2010. Maslow, Abraham (1908–1970). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Wheaton, IL

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Abraham Maslow studied with two of the leading Gestalt psychologists, Max Wertheimer and Kurt Koffka, at the New School for Social Research. From these men he got the idea for a holistic psychology. He received all three of his academic degrees from the University of Wisconsin, obtaining his Ph.D. in 1934 along with Carl Rogers, Rollo May, and Charlotte Buhler. His most important books, presenting his humanistic position, include Motivation and Personality and Toward a Psychology of Being.