Real Self

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See Horney [1]

"Maslow was always committed to the view that self-actualization is the actualization of the 'self'."[2]

The Purpose of the "good civilization was to satisfy human needs so that the "Real Self could grow up and flourish" [3]


  1. Horney, Karen. Neurosis and Human Growth: Karen Horney: 9780393307757: Gateway - Amazon.Ca. WW Norton, 1991.
  2. Daniels, M. “The Development of the Concept of Self-Actualization in the Writings of Abraham Maslow.” Current Psychological Perspectives 2 (1982): 71.
  3. Weidman, Nadine. 2023. "Abraham Maslow, Utopian Realist." Journal of Humanistic Psychology 63(4):438–58. p. 441. doi: 10.1177/00221678211007670.