Buckler, Scott (2011) The Plateau Experience: Maslow's Unfinished Theory. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 3844306250
Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) was a leading psychologist whose hierarchy of needs has resonated throughout various disciplines. The pinnacle of Maslow's hierarchy was self-actualisation, characterised by the peak experience. However there are a series of definitional, theoretical and methodological issues related to the hierarchy and self-actualisation. Maslow specifically refuted his own theory, instead suggesting that research should be directed towards self-transcendence as characterised by the plateau experience. To date, the plateau experience has remained obscure. This book explores the problematic nature of self- actualisation and the relationship between peak experiences and flow, before progressing to analyse Maslow's composite musings about the plateau experience. From this, a number of defining characteristics are identified, which subsequently inform the development of a psychometric, the Plateau Experience measure (or PLEX). The PLEX has demonstrated secure psychometric properties and is offered as a resource to investigate the plateau experience further.
The electronic full-text cannot be supplied for this item. Please check availability with your local library or Interlibrary Requests Service.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Abraham Maslow, hierarchy, self-actualisation, plateau experience|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
L Education > L Education (General)
|Divisions:||Academic Departments > Institute of Education|
|Copyright Info:||Lambert Academic Publishing|
|Deposited By:||Scott Buckler|
|Deposited On:||09 Mar 2012 09:23|
|Last Modified:||21 Feb 2013 06:01|
Repository Staff Only: item control page