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Product Details

  • Paperback: 22 pages
  • Publisher: Martino Fine Books (June 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1614274371
  • ISBN-13: 978-1614274377
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,618 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Executive Summary:
This is a review of A Theory of Human Motivation by A.H. Maslow. The target audience of the book are individuals who are looking to expand their understanding of Maslow’s theory of motivation. The book is an in-depth look into Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and how it pertains to the motivation of individuals.

Strengths:
The strengths of the book are that it is written in a way that it can easily be understood by the average person and also that it is well written, without any noticeable grammatical mistakes. In addition, Maslow also uses commonly encountered examples to not only help the reader understand what he is getting at but also to help the individual see how it truly pertains to each individual.

Weaknesses:
The weaknesses of the book are the lack of detail and depth in regards to the testing of the theories; not all individuals are equal when it comes to their motivations and secondly, the layout of the book could be better, the sub-topics seemed to run all together and in my opinion, one column instead of two would allow for larger print

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There have been many reviews in approval of this book, while there have only been two reviews in disapproval of this book. One of the disapproved reviews states that this book is not what they expected it to be, and that “it does not have the triangle.” This response must lead others to wonder as to whether this reviewer even read the book, due to the fact that the entire book was based directly in conjunction to the triangle (hierarchy of needs). The triangle itself is on the front cover of the book, however, it is not posted again anywhere else in the book. The triangle instead is written about within the book.
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Very insightful and informative. No wonder the theory is being taught to college and grad students. Hopefully some of it stays with more people. That may increase awareness and, subsequently, quality of life. Thank you.
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I found this very useful for explaining why we do what we do. It gives clear reasons and presents excellent proof for theories. When wondering what drives someone to a certain behavior it is nearly impossible to figure out with this book.
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As highlighted by many this is a "paper", not a book and I valued it as such.
I found it to be an adequate and informative springboard from whence to get ideas for further in depth study and readings.
As far as I am concerned, it has achieved it's purpose.
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The book to read for ths serioulsy interested in the individual and what drives him. A group is composition of many individuals with similar drives and goals therefore understanding the severity of the contentious world we live in makes more sense than just the chaos we see. The understanding of such may lead to a solution. If not, we have yet to see the worst of it.
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Very good paper by Maslow and his interesting theory. There is good kindle dictionary support and overall is quite simple.
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It's short, sweet and to the point. It's 15 pages long, but filled with some valuable ideas. I knew some background on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, but it was good to read the original publication. The ideas have definitely found their way into my worldview.

I'd recommend this to anyone in search of a higher understanding of himself or herself or others.
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I have been meaning to read this book ever since I took a sociology class when I was working on my undergraduate degree. When the professor lectured about Manslow's Hierarchy of Needs, suddenly sociaty became a little more clear to me. I recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand human behavior.
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