When I ask readers to name their pick for the most influential psychologist, humanist thinker Abraham Maslow gets mentioned fairly frequently.
As reader Brittany explains, "I feel that Maslow was right on key when creating these theories. Everyone struggles a little bit with "self-actualization and esteem". And of course everyone does need the bottom level which is psychological which is breathing, water, and food. I think this pyramid serves as great purpose and that Maslow played a great role in psychology."
Not surprisingly, Maslow's writings and ideas remain popular today perhaps in part because of his focus on the positive aspects of human nature. Here is a small selection of quotations from Abraham Maslow designed to inspire and inform.
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