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Abraham Maslow

1908 - 1970

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Abraham Harold Maslow (; April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who created Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Maslow was a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research, and Columbia University. He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a "bag of symptoms". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Maslow has received more than 3,895,225 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia. Abraham Maslow is the 4th most popular psychologist, the 48th most popular biography from United States (up from 59th in 2019) and the most popular American Psychologist.

Abraham Maslow is most famous for his theory of human needs. He argued that people have a hierarchy of needs, with the most basic needs at the bottom and the most complex needs at the top.

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Among psychologists, Abraham Maslow ranks 4 out of 183Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Jean Piaget. After him are Alfred Adler, Wilhelm Wundt, Lev Vygotsky, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, and Erik Erikson.

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Among people born in 1908, Abraham Maslow ranks 3Before him are Simone de Beauvoir and Oskar Schindler. After him are James Stewart, Salvador Allende, Enver Hoxha, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Among people deceased in 1970, Abraham Maslow ranks 4Before him are Charles de Gaulle, Janis Joplin, and Bertrand Russell. After him are Gamal Abdel Nasser, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jimi Hendrix, Erich Maria Remarque, Yukio Mishima, Sukarno, Hjalmar Schacht, and Max Born.

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Among people born in United States, Abraham Maslow ranks 48 out of 18,182Before him are Al Capone (1899), George W. Bush (1946), Andy Warhol (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), Wallis Simpson (1896), and John Wilkes Booth (1838). After him are Stanley Kubrick (1928), Richard Nixon (1913), Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), Jack London (1876), and Charles Manson (1934).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Abraham Maslow ranks 1After him are John Dewey (1859), William James (1842), Carl Rogers (1902), John B. Watson (1878), B. F. Skinner (1904), Edward Thorndike (1874), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Jerome Bruner (1915), Paul Ekman (1934), and Howard Gardner (1943).