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Can You help me find some information on Abraham Maslow's Humanistic Theory. If possible base it on theology.

-- Tasha Janelle Patterson (, June 13, 2002


You might want to have a look at the following:

Maslow, A. H. (1964). Religions, values, and peak experiences. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.

Maslow, A. H. (1962). Toward a psychology of being. Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand.

-- Daniel J. Denis (, June 14, 2002.

In general, a good source if you're looking for a "theological" slant is the Baker Enclyclopedia of Psychology & Counseling, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks, 1999). Articles include the standard information, often accompanied with critiques or comments from a Christian theological perspective--the article on Maslow has a fairly lengthy "critique." You may also find interesting material in the following articles:

Lacocque, P. (1982). Desacralizing life and its mystery: The Jonah complex revisited. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 10, 113-119.

Hamon, S. A. (1977). Beyond self-actualization: Comments on the life and death of Stephen the Martyr. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 5, 292-299.

Bailey, L. W. (1975). Focus of fulfillment. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 3, 294-297.

Vitz, P. C., & Modesti, D. (1993). Social and psychological origins of New Age spirituality. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 12, 47-57.

Galbreath, P. (1991). Self-actualization as a contemporary Christological title. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 10, 237- 248.

Bonar, C. A. (1989). Personality theories and asking forgiveness. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 8, 45-51.

Drapela, V. J. (1969). Personality adjustment and religious growth. Journal of Religion & Health, 8, 87-97.

Bulka, R. P. (1976). Setting the tone: The psychology-Judaism dialogue. Journal of Psychology & Judaism, 1, 3-13.

-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (, June 15, 2002.

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