Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
“Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review.[2] Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans’ innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, some of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. Maslow used the terms “physiological”, “safety”, “belongingness” and “love”, “esteem”, “self-actualization” and “self-transcendence” to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through.”
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maslow’s hierarchy of needs
“1. Biological and Physiological needs – air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep, etc.
2. Safety needs – protection from elements, security, order, law, limits, stability, etc.
3. Belongingness and Love needs – work group, family, affection, relationships, etc.
4. Esteem needs – self-esteem, achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, managerial responsibility, etc.
5. Self-Actualization needs – realising personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.”
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
“Maslow wanted to understand what motivates people. He believed that people possess a set of motivation systems unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires.
Maslow (1943) stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fullfil the next one, and so on.
The earliest and most widespread version of Maslow’s (1943, 1954) hierarchy of needs includes five motivational needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.”
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Related Links:

What Britain Wants: 1. Someone to Love
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b054zbk1/panorama-what-britain-wants-1-someone-to-love

What Britain Wants: 2. Somewhere to Live
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b055qs5z/panorama-what-britain-wants-2-somewhere-to-live

What Britain Wants: 3. Somewhere to Work
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05n8ls8/panorama-what-britain-wants-3-somewhere-to-work

What Britain Wants: 4. Something to Hope For
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05p35hh/panorama-what-britain-wants-4-something-to-hope-for