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Current Psychological Reviews

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 61–75 | Cite as

The development of the concept of self-actualization in the writings of abraham Maslow

  • Michael Daniels
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Abstract

The development of Maslow’s concept of self-actualization is traced through four decades of his published writings. It is argued that his views evolved in content and sophistication, but that he never achieved a final coherent theory of self-actualization. Certain characteristics of Maslow’s approach are discussed, and it is suggested that these may have prevented the development of a satisfactory formulation.

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Comparative Psychology Humanistic Psychology Peak Experience Transpersonal Psychology Brooklyn College 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Daniels
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  1. 1.Division of General PsychologyCity of Liverpool College of Higher EducationPrescotUK

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