Abraham Maslow

1908 - 1970

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Abraham Harold Maslow (; April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating 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 3,577,951 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Abraham Maslow is the 4th most popular psychologist (up from 5th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from United States (up from 64th 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 182Before him are Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Jean Piaget. After him are Alfred Adler, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, Wilhelm Wundt, and William James.

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

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Among people born in United States, Abraham Maslow ranks 59 out of 15,968Before him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Kirk Douglas (1916), Warren Buffett (1930), Jack London (1876), Jack Nicholson (1937), and James Stewart (1908). After him are Robert Frost (1874), John D. Rockefeller (1839), George W. Bush (1946), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Harry S. Truman (1884), and Judy Garland (1922).

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), Edward Thorndike (1874), B. F. Skinner (1904), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), Paul Ekman (1934), Gordon Allport (1897), and Jerome Bruner (1915).