The Father of Self-Image Psychology
Dr. Maxwell Maltz (March 10, 1889 – April 7, 1975) was an American cosmetic surgeon who created his self-improvement phenomenon, Psycho-Cybernetics, at age 61, after an already varied, colorful, and exceptionally successful career as a surgeon, writer, and speaker. Published in 1960, Psycho-Cybernetics has sold over 30 million copies since its original printing and remains a classic of self-help, self-improvement, and personal development.
In Psycho-Cybernetics and all the books that followed, Dr. Maxwell Maltz leveraged his background as a plastic surgeon to make a bold assertion that how we see ourselves changes everything. He believed that if we see ourselves as the Creator sees us, all aspects of our lives will align. It was this spiritual revelation that led him down the path of human psychology and studying the value and importance of a healthy self-image.
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