Self-Actualization: Definition & Explanation


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What is self-actualization?

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1. Which psychologist created a hierarchy of needs depicting one's fulfillment of needs in life?

2. How many stages are in Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Self-actualization refers to the need for personal growth and development that exists throughout your life, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your understanding of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on your knowledge of the following:

  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Definition of self-actualization
  • Characteristics of a self-actualized person

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as self-actualization and Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what must occur to advance in Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Additional Learning

To learn more about psychology, review the accompanying lesson titled Self-Actualization: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of self-actualization
  • Understand Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Know characteristics of self-actualized people