noun see self-actualize

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  • self-actualization — 1939, from SELF (Cf. self) + ACTUALIZATION (Cf. actualization). Popularized, though not coined, by U.S. psychologist and philosopher Abraham H. Maslow. (1908 1970) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-actualization — UK US (UK also self actualisation) noun [U] HR, MARKETING ► a person s desire to use all their abilities to achieve and be everything that they possibly can. The expression is used by Maslow in his theory of human motivation → Compare MASLOW S… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-actualization — [self′ak΄cho͞o əl i zā′shən] n. full development of one s abilities, ambitions, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Self actualization — See also: self actualizationSelf actualization is a term that has been used in various psychology theories, often in slightly different ways (e.g., Goldstein, Maslow, Rogers). The term was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt… …   Wikipedia

  • self-actualization — saviraiška statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Vienintelio, nepakartojamo savo vidinio Aš raiška; asmenybės savęs reiškimas veikla (prigimties gebėjimų, gabumų ir patirties realizavimas, poreikių patenkinimas, tikslų pasiekimas) …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • self-actualization — The drive people have to realize their potential and to find fulfilment. Self actualization encompasses the human need for challenge, responsibility, creativity, and variety at work, enabling employees to take pride in their achievements, as well …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • self-actualization — /self ak chooh euh leuh zay sheuhn, self ak /, n. Psychol. the achievement of one s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world. Also called actualization. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-actualization — self .actuali zation also self actualisation BrE n [U] technical when someone achieves what they want through work or in their personal life …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-actualization — self′ actualiza′tion n. psl the achievement of one s full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world • Etymology: 1935–40 self′ ac′tualize, v.i. ized, iz•ing …   From formal English to slang

  • self-actualization — The theory most associated with Abraham Maslow , who argues from his studies of well functioning people that there is a hierarchy of human needs , each having to be met before a person can achieve his or her full potential. In ascending order,… …   Dictionary of sociology

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