Monday, June 25, 2007


what, really, IS Maslow's concept of self-actualization?


Arwen said...

Wikipedia Says:
"Self-actualization is the instinctual need of humans to make the most of their abilities and to strive to be the best they can."
That website you linked to seems to be pretty complete, though.

How are your sleep solutions coming along? I've kept my fingers crossed...

Sam said...

SA comes from Kurt Goldstein. It means that the organism has the drive to "print itself onto the world" for lack of a better way to say it in a few words. That is, basic aptitudes, strengths, constitution, etc., etc., come with the drive to actualize. The best way to "get it" in a flash is to say 'SELF-actualization' with the emphasis on *self*. Makes much more sense this way.
It's a gestalt-type concept, involving self-world isomorphism and self resonating with other. Hope this helps.

Cannon said...

Sorry to post 2x. Old fart who does everything with vi and stumbles terribly in this new world of widgets. I'm the sam above. SA is a grand concept and very magical around the edges. Say, how did you end up at rather than :-) Cheers.