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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent discourse, 13 Dec 2013
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In my opinion, Maslow never disappoints in terms of a good philosophical and theoretical discourse that is even more relevant again since the positive psychology movement. I always felt that he was a little under-valued and this maybe due to the relatively theory-heavy way he writes, which relies less on research evidence than we expect today. However, a lot of his theories are now integral parts of positive psychology in some form or another, often un-acknowledged.

This book is well written and outlines the important elements of positive emotional wellbeing. I find it very useful in my work with clients and have been able to apply it in practice. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in a less problem-focused approach to psychology.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of Maslow's Classic Books, 19 Jun 2013
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A fascinating study of mentally well people (as opposed to mentally unwell people) But the book is a bit too technical for the lay reader with no exposure to the study of psychology. A very good reference book to keep on the shelf
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maslows Account, 7 April 2014
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Abraham Maslow provides a practical and useful account of his concept of the basis of human psychology in terms of a cognitive structure that is practical and understandable. I found this work helpful, instructive and well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars miles ahead, 26 April 2013
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With many "classic" works of science they are totally outdated after ten or 20 years, and you are better off reading an up to date introduction to the subject. This book is really an exception.
Maslow's insights are still fresh and valid, his ideas are broad, his concepts are useful, and his writing is very concise and transparent. It's a joy to read. If more psychology and humanities professors wrote with as much honesty, humility, sincerety and wisdom as Maslow, the world would be a better place indeed.

The book contains 14 essays:
Introduction: Toward a psychology of health
What psychology can learn from the existentialists
Deficiency motivation and growth motivation
Defense and growth
The need to know and the fear of knowing
Cognition of Being in the peak-experiences
Peak-experiences as acute identity-experiences
Some dangers of Being-cognition
Resistance to being rubricized
Creativity in self-actualizing people
Psychological data and human values
Values, growth and health
Health as transcendence of environment
Some basic propositions of a growth and self-actualization psychology
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5.0 out of 5 stars Toward A Psychology of Being, 27 Dec 2012
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This a great book ,useful to anyone in the teaching profession.The book looks at human growth, social theory and self motivation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars overview, 10 Oct 2013
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A.H.M. is a genius.........B-Cognition, D-Cognition; peak experiences, creativity, perception.............explained in layman's terms......not explainable here but highly readable........Everyone should read this whatever his/her disfunction.......Life assumes itself for each........
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value for money, 28 Feb 2014
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I was very pleased with the item. i was also pleased with the speed of delivery too. i recommend this item to anyone. good quality and excellent value for money
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 29 July 2014
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Toward a Psychology of Being by Abraham H. Maslow (Paperback - 14 Mar 2014)
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