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The Psychological Realm: Abraham Maslow's Self-Actualized Individuals and Eupsychian Community

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter concentrates on the life and work of psychologist Abraham Maslow. In his influential book Motivation and Personality, he embraced holistic ideas explicitly: “Holism is obviously ... More


Between the Counterculture and the Corporation: Abraham Maslow and Humanistic Psychology in the 1960s

Nadine Weidman

in Groovy Science: Knowledge, Innovation, and American Counterculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226372884
eISBN:
9780226373072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226373072.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1960s, the psychologist Abraham Maslow became the public face of humanistic psychology, an interpretation of human nature that he spent decades developing and that stressed the fulfillment of ... More


The Psychology of Creativity

Sarah Brouillette

in Literature and the Creative Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789486
eISBN:
9780804792431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789486.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers what creative-economy discourse and its models of the flexible personality owe to an understanding of the creative person that extends back to the late 1950s and 60s, when ... More


Existential Psychology and Intrinsic Motivation: Deci, Maslow, and Frankl

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In models of divine creativity, agape, and moral motivation in John Duns Scotus, Immanuel Kant, and Anders Nygren, we find both precedent and evidence for the existential ... More


Mergers and Acquisitions: Business Fiction and the Theory of Liberal Management

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines changes in American business culture through shifts in postwar management theory, on the one hand, and fiction about corporate life by Sloan Wilson and Saul Bellow, on the ... More


A Structure Held Together by Respect

Philip B. Heymann

in Living the Policy Process

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195335385
eISBN:
9780199851690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335385.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Two cases that illustrate that Professor Abraham Maslow was right in attaching great motivating power to the desire for belonging and for respect or esteem are presented. These two cases examined the ... More


With Rigor: Adopting Religion Approaches

Ira Helderman

in Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In the adopting religion approaches to Buddhist traditions explicated in this chapter, clinicians actively and openly take up Buddhist teachings, practices, and identities. Instead of treating ... More


Generosity, Philanthropy, and Civil Society in Social Context

Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather Price

in American Generosity: Who Gives and Why

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456498
eISBN:
9780190456528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456498.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion summarizes the central contributions of the book and offers a Maslow-inspired theory of “circles of generosity” that represent meaningful bundles of giving ability, intended targets, ... More


Self-Actualization, Society, and Scientific Psychology

Kennon M. Sheldon, Geoffrey Williams, and Thomas Joiner

in Self-Determination Theory in the Clinic: Motivating Physical and Mental Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095449
eISBN:
9780300128666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095449.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter outlines the rise and fall of the humanistic theoretical perspective, which can be found in academic psychology. Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers are just some of the founders ... More


The Great Fact and the Good Life

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Deirdre McCloskey’s Great Fact of economic history is the enrichment in the West that started during the Industrial Revolution, following millennia of life being, as Hobbes says, “poor, nasty, ... More


What Smarter People Have Said About Facts: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Premodern humans had a very different relationship with knowledge from the one we claim today in the post-Enlightenment world. The ancients believed that knowledge was limited and hard-won. Chapter 2 ... More


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