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Maslow’s Theory of Motivation and Hierarchy of Human Needs: A Critical Analysis

by Allison Ruby Reid-Cunningham
PhD Thesis ()

Abstract

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is presented and applied to Abraham Maslow's life using psychobiography/case study methods. The theory's clinical and practical utility is discussed along with the lack of empirical support and the unique challenges inherent in testing Maslow's theory of motivation.

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