Maslow's Study of Self-Actualization

  title={Maslow's Study of Self-Actualization},
  author={Willard Mittelman},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={114 - 135}
The focal point of this article is Abraham Maslow's famous study of self-actualizing people. Maslow was profoundly correct in perceiving that there was something special and admirable about the individuals whom he selected for study. In calling his subjects self-actualizing, however, Maslow failed to capture just what was special about them. I propose that the individuals whom Maslow studied were not distinguished from others by the fact that they were self-actualizing, but rather by the fact… 
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