Motivation and Personality

Motivation and Personality

Abraham Maslow
Health and Fitness


The original king of “human needs” shows us what it takes to cultivate a self-actualized lifestyle Being a human being—in the sense of being born to the human species—must be defined also in terms of becoming a human being. In this sense a baby is only potentially a human being, and must grow into humanness I certainly accepted and built upon the available data of experimental psychology and psychoanalysis. I accepted also the empirical and experimental spirit of the one, and the unmasking and depth-probing of the other, while yet rejecting the images of man which they generated. That is, this book represented a different philosophy of human nature, a new image of man.

About the author

Abraham Harold Maslow 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.