Motivation and Personality by Abraham H. Maslow

By Abraham H. Maslow

The traditional assertion on self-actualisation and knowledge. functions are made to the theories and technology of character, psychotherapy, own progress and normal psychology.

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The specific goal object is not a good basis for classification for the same reason. A human being having a desire for food, then behaving in the proper fashion to get it and then chewing and eating it may actually be seeking saf~ty rather than food.

I refer to the tendency to consider that the essence of science lies in its instruments, techniques, procedures, apparatus, and its methods rather than in its problems, questions. functions, or goals. In its unsophisticated form, means centering confuses scientists with engineers. physicians, dentists, laboratory technicians, glass blowers. urinanalysts. machine tenders, etc. Means centering at the highest intellectual levels usually takes the form of making synonyms of science and scientific method.

Once he forgets this, be becomes like the man spoken of by Freud who spent all his time polishing his glasses instead of putting them on and seeing with them. ven the scholars were likely to work most at big monographs on little subjects. Original research they called it. What mattered was that the facts that they found had not been known before, not that they were worth knowing. Some oher specialist might sooner or later make use of them. , Three If;orlds, Harper &: Row, 1936, p. ) . , Thlls Spake Zarathustra, Modern Library, 1937, p.

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