Advertise Here!

A Theory of Human Motivation


(By Abraham Maslow)



A Theory of Human Motivation By Abraham Maslow


Want To Study Psychology?



Psychology Programs




When Abraham Maslow introduced the world to Humanistic Theory, a 'third force' in psychology was born (Behaviorism & Psychoanalytical theory being the first and second). As the name suggests, humanistic theory concerns itself with characteristics which are distinctly human.



Arguably the best known example of such a characteristic is Self-Actualization, an innate motivating force unique to the human species. Originally Published in Psychological Review in 1943, it was in this landmark publication that Maslow provided the first published representation of Self-Actualization at the pinnicle of a hierarchy of human needs. According to Maslow Self-Actualization refers to the desire for self-fulfillment, in essence to become everything that one is capable of becoming.

SSN IFrame Widget - Blue

Find A Psychology School Near You





Clip from a 1968 interview with Abraham Maslow.





Did You Know?



Abraham Maslow Good Humam Being Notebook


You can download a free full-text PDF of Abraham Maslow's classic (Self-Actualization/Hierarchy of Needs) article via the following link.


A Theory of Human Motivation



Psychology T-Shirts on Amazon
Psychology Gifts on Amazon

Recent Articles

  1. All About Psychology

    Oct 05, 22 09:29 AM

    A psychology website designed to help anybody looking for detailed information and resources.

    Read More

  2. Types of Psychology: Comprehensive Information and Resources

    Oct 04, 22 12:48 PM

    Quality information about all the different types of psychology out there.

    Read More

  3. Brain-Computer Interfacing Technology Uses Music To Make People Happy

    Oct 04, 22 02:46 AM

    Fascinating article on the development of neural technology designed to enhance our emotional interaction with music.

    Read More


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.




Back To The Top Of The Page


Download More Free Full-Text Psychology Classics


Go To The Home Page