Self-actualization Goldstein

Self-actualization Goldstein

According to Kurt Goldstein’s book The Organism: A Holistic Approach to Biology Derived from Pathological Data in Man, self-actualization is “the tendency to actualize, as much as possible, [the organism’s] individual capacities” in the world. The tendency toward self-actualization is “the only drive by which the life of an organism is determined.”[3] Goldstein defined self-actualization as a driving life force that will ultimately lead to maximizing one’s abilities and determine the path of one’s life; compare will to power.

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