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Abraham Maslow
Born April 1, 1908(1908-04-01)
Brooklyn, New York
Died June 8, 1970(1970-06-08) (aged 62)
Menlo Park, California
Nationality American
Fields Psychology
Institutions Cornell University
Brooklyn College
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Known for Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Influences Alfred Adler, Kurt Goldstein, Henry Murray
Influenced Douglas McGregor, Roberto Assagioli,[1] Colin Wilson, Abbie Hoffman, Wayne Dyer, Elliot Aronson

Abraham Maslow (1908–1970) was an American psychologist. He is considered by other psychologists to be one of the most important psychologists of the 20th century.[2] He was ranked 10th among psychologists nominated for being well-known or influential. He is known for creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.


  1. Assagioli Roberto. Act of Will. New York: Synthesis Center Press, 2010. Print.
  2. [Haggloom, S. J., Warnick, R, Warnick, J., Jones, V. K., Yarbough, G.L., Russel, T. M. 2002 The 100 most eminent psychologists of the 20th century. Review of General Psychology, 6, 139–152]