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Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908 - June 8, 1970) was a psychologist. He is mostly noted today for his proposal of a hierarchy of human needs. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Maslow was a child of Jewish Russian immigrants to the United States. He studied at the University of Wisconsin, where he received his B.A. (1930), his M.A. (1931), and his Ph.D. (1934) in psychology.
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Psychologist, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. A professor at Brooklyn College (1937-51) and Brandeis University (1951-61), he is regarded as the founder of humanistic psychology. His seminal Motivation and Personality (1954) explored the new humanistic model, and introduced such psychological concepts as the need hierarchy, self-actualization, and peak experience.
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