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Expert review by Kristina Hallett, Ph.D., ABPP. Board-certified Clinical Psychologist. Kristina Hallett, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified clinical psychologist, Director of Clinical Training at Bay Path University, and an associate professor in Graduate Psychology. She has a private practice in Suffield, Connecticut. You've probably seen Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, popularly depicted as a pyramid, explaining how certain needs must be met before others. In the 70-plus years since the well-known psychologist unveiled his theory, the presented needs and the merits of the system have changed quite a bit. It's worth reexamining, decades late, what Maslow's hierarchy of needs really is about and whether it's still important. Full story

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