Maslow was already a 33-year-old father and had two children when the United States entered World War II in 1941. However, the horrors of war inspired a vision of peace in him leading to his groundbreaking psychological studies of self-actualizing.
The studies began under the supervision of two mentors, anthropologist Ruth Benedict and Gestalt psychologist Max Wertheimer, whom he admired both professionally and personally. Being such "wonderful human beings" as well, they inspired Maslow to take notes about them and their behavior.
Maslow was a psychology professor at Alliant International University, Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research, and Columbia University.
He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as a "bag of symptoms." Born in 1908 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Maslow was the oldest of seven children.
From 1937 to 1951, Maslow was on the faculty of Brooklyn College.
His family life and his experiences influenced his psychological ideas.In 1926 he began taking legal studies classes at night in addition to his undergraduate course load. In 1927 he transferred to Cornell, but he left after just one semester due to poor grades and high costs.He later graduated from City College and went to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin to study psychology.Maslow regarded the research as embarrassingly trivial, but he completed his thesis the summer of 1931 and was awarded his master's degree in psychology.He was so ashamed of the thesis that he removed it from the psychology library and tore out its catalog listing.In keeping with the Society's mission to promote diversity and inclusivity, at least one of the two awards will support a topic in an area of music theory research that engages diversity, or an applicant who contributes to the diversification of the SMT community.The SMT-40 Dissertation Fellowship Committee consists of a Chair and three additional members appointed by the SMT President.Committee members recuse themselves from deliberations regarding any graduate student who attends their institution or who may pose a conflict of interest for them.Any recusals associated with the award winner will be made public when the award is announced.(a) certifying that the student has completed all required coursework and examinations and that the dissertation proposal has been approved (b) evaluating the student’s academic work (c) explaining the project’s significance to the field and (as applicable) its contribution towards diversification of the field of music theory (d) describing progress to date.; April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization.