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self-actualization

[self-ak-choo-uh-luh-zey-shuh n, self-ak-] /ˈsɛlfˌæk tʃu ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf æk-/
noun, Psychology
1.
the achievement of one's full potential through creativity, independence, spontaneity, and a grasp of the real world.
Also called actualization.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • The third is concerned with subcultures of the school, self-actualization, and student evaluation.
  • Armed with an accurate self-concept, the individual can find self-actualization.
British Dictionary definitions for self-actualization

self-actualization

noun
1.
(psychol) the process of establishing oneself as a whole person, able to develop one's abilities and to understand oneself
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Word Origin and History for self-actualization
n.

1939, from self- + actualization. Popularized, though not coined, by U.S. psychologist and philosopher Abraham H. Maslow (1908-1970).

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