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Abraham Maslow
BornApril 1, 1908(1908-04-01)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
DiedJune 8, 1970(1970-06-08) (aged 62)
Menlo Park, California, U.S.
InstitutionsCornell University
Brooklyn College
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
Known forMaslow's hierarchy of needs
InfluencesAlfred Adler, Kurt Goldstein, Henry Murray
InfluencedDouglas McGregor, Roberto Assagioli,[1] Colin Wilson, Abbie Hoffman, Wayne Dyer, Elliot Aronson

Abraham Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 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.

Maslow died of a heart attack.


  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]