In 1943, Abraham Maslow stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When Maslow was a child he was bullied by his own parents, this might have influenced his theory in the Hierarchy of Needs. His theory was the Hierarchy of Needs which explains how a person goes through different levels of needs. His theory is important and it is still used today. There are many examples seen every day that can prove this theory correct and some examples prove this theory wrong. Not everyone agrees with this theory in our world today.
Abraham Maslow was born on April 1st, 1908 in Brooklyn. Abraham was the oldest of seven children, this put a lot of pressure on Abraham. His parents were Samuel and Rose Maslow, they were Jewish immigrants from Russia. Since Maslow was a Jewish boy in that time period he had no friends, people were very prejudice against Jews. Along with not having friends his parents bullied him with hurtful words and starving him. He did have an Uncle that acted as a second father. Without friends Maslow confided himself in reading. He was always in the library reading for most of his childhood. In his old age he never forgave his mother and did not attend her funeral but he improved his relationship with his father.
At 17 years old Maslow enrolled at the City College of New York and took evening classes at the Brooklyn Law School. In 1926 he transferred to Cornell University. 1928 he transferred to the University of Wisconsin and he married his first cousin Bertha Goodman in that same year. Maslow received his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1930, in 1931 he received his MA from the University of Wisconsin, and in 1934 he received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He started teaching at the University of Wisconsin around this time. Later in 1937 he moved to Old Brooklyn College, even later in 1949 he returned to Brooklyn College.
After finishing college Maslow moved to Columbia University in 1935 to work with Edward Thorndike, this is where he began his research on human sexuality. At 39 years old Maslow suffered from a heart attack. In 1951 Maslow moved to Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts to serve as chairman of Psychology department. In 1954 he published his articles Motivation and Personality. 1962 he established the American Association of Humanistic Psychology, he visited Non-Linear Systems, Inc., and he published Toward a Psychology of Being. In 1964 Religions, Values, and Peak Experience was published. Eupsychian Management is published in 1965.
The Psychology of Science: A Reconnaissance is published in 1966.Abraham was awarded the American Humanist Association, Humanist of the year in 1967. Toward a Psychology of Being is published in 1968 and he offered a fellowship by the Saga Administration Corporation. Abraham Maslow died in Menlo Park, California at 62 from a heart attack while jogging in 1970. The Farther Reaches of Human Nature is published in 1971 and he received...