Abraham Maslow


Birthday April 1, 1908

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Brooklyn, NY

DEATH DATE Jun 8, 1970 (62)

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Psychologist who designed a pyramid of basic human needs known as Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This pyramid is divided into five categories: physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self actualization.

Before Fame

As a boy, he was some times chased by a gang of anti-Semites and had rocks thrown at him.


He was professor of Psychology at Brandeis and stressed humanistic theories of psychology, which posit that every person has a strong desire to realize his or her full potential and to reach a level of self-actualization.

Family Life

He married his cousin Bertha Goodman, who he had two children with.

Associated With

He is a famous psychologist much like B.F. Skinner.