Self-Actualization through Literacy: Read, Write, Become Your Best Self
Call For Proposals
Self-Actualization through Literacy: Read, Write, Become Your Best Self 4th Annual Conference
In his 1943 paper, “A Theory of Motivation,” psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced his concept of the hierarchy of needs. He posited the theory that in order to reach self-actualization, the highest level of human growth, we must first move through the more basic needs he defines as physiological, safety, love and belonging, and esteem. Self-actualization is defined as “an ongoing process in which people continue to stretch themselves and achieve new heights of well-being, creativity, and fulfillment” (Biography of Adam Maslow). It is the mountain top everyone sees and aspires to reach, but how do we get there? This year’s conference will center on literacy, the act of reading and writing, as a tool to reach the highest aspects of the self: morality, creativity, spontaneity, acceptance, meaning, purpose, and inner potential.
Participation Guidelines: Your participation will include a book chapter and a pre-recorded online presentation that deals with this theme. Your chapter should be written in a conversational tone that is accessible to the general public, but may include research and citations in APA format.
Deadline: March 31, 2018 Proposal: Publications@carnegiewriters.org Questions: Info@carnegiewriters.org