The development of the concept of self-actualization in the writings of abraham Maslow

@article{Daniels1982TheDO,
  title={The development of the concept of self-actualization in the writings of abraham Maslow},
  author={Michael Daniels},
  journal={Current Psychological Reviews},
  year={1982},
  volume={2},
  pages={61-75}
}
The development of Maslow’s concept of self-actualization is traced through four decades of his published writings. It is argued that his views evolved in content and sophistication, but that he never achieved a final coherent theory of self-actualization. Certain characteristics of Maslow’s approach are discussed, and it is suggested that these may have prevented the development of a satisfactory formulation. 

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