Thursday, March 31, 2016

Word of the day: self-actualization

The word of the day is self-actualization:

noun Psychology.

  1. the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
1939, from self + actualization. Popularized, though not coined, by U.S. psychologist and philosopher Abraham H. Maslow. (1908-1970).


(Amy Kurzweil, 4 April 2016 The New Yorker)

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