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Provide a brief overview of Maslow's theory on humanistic psychology.

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Abraham Maslow is known as the Father of Humanistic Psychology.

He disagreed with behaviorism and psychodynamic theory because these theories were too limiting. He also disagreed with Freud's concepts because they took a negative approach towards human psychology. Although, Maslow did acknowledge that there is an unconscious, he felt that we are much more aware of ourselves than Freud had proposed.

Maslow's humanistic psychology is primarily rooted in the goodness of human beings. He followed that all human beings have the ability to develop healthily if their needs are met. Maslow aimed to create a view of a psychology which emphasized the maximum potential and the attainment of mental wellness. He sought to create a field of psychology which helped people discover their talents and understand themselves, what they were ...

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This solution provides a brief overview of Maslow's theory on Humanistic Psychology. Maslow's Hierarchy of needs and emphasis on learning are discussed.