The Farther Reaches of Human Nature

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Abraham H. Maslow was one of the foremost spokespersons of humanistic psychology. In The Farthest Reaches of Human Nature, an extension of his classic Toward a Psychology of Being, Maslow explores the complexities of human nature by using both the empirical methods of science and the aesthetics of philosophical inquiry. With essays on biology, synergy, creativity, cognition, self-actualization, and the hierarchy of needs, this posthumous work is a wide-ranging synthesis of Maslow's inspiring and influential ...

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Overview

Abraham H. Maslow was one of the foremost spokespersons of humanistic psychology. In The Farthest Reaches of Human Nature, an extension of his classic Toward a Psychology of Being, Maslow explores the complexities of human nature by using both the empirical methods of science and the aesthetics of philosophical inquiry. With essays on biology, synergy, creativity, cognition, self-actualization, and the hierarchy of needs, this posthumous work is a wide-ranging synthesis of Maslow's inspiring and influential ideas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140194708
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Series: Compass Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 228,292
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Abraham H. Maslow taught at Brooklyn College and the Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, and was Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Brandeis University. From 1967 to 1968 he was Preseident of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Maslow was one of the foremost spokesmen of the humanistic, or "Third Force," psychologies, and author of many books and articles, including Toward a Psychology of Being, The Psychology of Science, and Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences.

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Table of Contents

The Farther Reaches of Human Nature Preface, by Bertha G. Maslow Introduction: A. H. Maslow, by Henry Geiger
Part I. Health and Pathology
1. Toward a Humanistic Biology
2. Neurosis as a Failure of Personal Growth
3. Self-Actualizing and Beyond

Part II. Creativeness
4. The Creative Attitude
5. A Holistic Approach to Creativity
6. Emotional Blocks to Creativity
7. The Need for Creative People

Part III. Values
8. Fusions of Facts and Values
9. Notes on Being-Psychology
10. Comments from a Symposium on Human Values

Part IV. Education
11. Knower and Known
12. Education and Peak Experiences
13. Goals and Implications of Humanistic Education

Part V. Society
14. Synergy in the Society and in the Individual
15. Questions for the Normative Social Psychologist
16. Synanon and Eupsychia
17. On Eupsychian Management
18. On Low Grumbles, High Grumbles and Meta-grumbles

Part VI. Being-Cognition
19. Notes on Innocent Cognition
20. Further Notes on Cognition

Part VII. Transcendence and the Psychology of Being
21. Various Meanings of Transcendence
22. Theory Z

Part VIII. Metamotivation
23. A Theory of Metamotivation: The Biological Rooting of the Value-Life

Appendices
Appendix A: Comments on Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences Appendix B: Some Parallels Between Sexual and Dominance Behavior of Infrahuman Primates and the Fantasies of Patients in Psychotherapy Appendix C: Adolescence and Juvenile Delinquency in Two Different Cultures Appendix D: Criteria for Judging Needs to Be Instinctoid Appendix E: Abraham H. Maslow: A Bibliography

Bibliography Index

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