WEEK 15


Abraham Maslow's thinking was original. Most psychologists before him had been concerned with the abnormal and the ill. He urged people to acknowledge their basic needs before addressing higher needs and ultimately self-actualization. He wanted to know what constituted positive mental health. Humanistic psychology gave rise to several different therapies, all guided by the idea that people possess the inner resources for growth and healing and that the point of therapy is to help remove obstacles to individuals' achieving them. The most famous of these was client-centered therapy developed by Carl Rogers.
Maslow's ideas have been criticized for their lack of scientific rigor. In 2006, conservative social critic Christina Hoff Sommers and practicing psychiatrist Sally Satel asserted that, due to lack of empirical support, Maslow's ideas have fallen out of fashion and are "no longer taken seriously in the world of academic psychology."[46]
That being said, I serve up to you on a platter the brilliance of Abraham Maslow-- Enjoy

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
— Abraham Maslow
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
— Abraham Maslow
The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
— Abraham Maslow
The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.
— Abraham Maslow
Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
— Abraham Maslow
We fear to know the fearsome and unsavory aspects of ourselves, but we fear even more to know the godlike in ourselves.
— Abraham Maslow
I was awfully curious to find out why I didn’t go insane.
— Abraham Maslow
For any man of good will, there is work to be done here, effective, virtuous, satisfying work which can give rich meaning to one’s own life and others.
— Abraham Maslow
Become independent of the good opinions of other people— trust yourself.
— Abraham Maslow
Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn’t be done.
— Sam Ewing
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
— H. Jackson Brown