Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy

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Maslow’s Hierarchy was created by Abraham Maslow in which he suggests that before more sophisticated, higher order needs can be met, certain primary needs must be satisfied”. “A pyramid can represent the model, with the more basic needs at the bottom and the higher level at the top”. Robert S. Feldman 2010 Psychology and your life Module 22 Pages 249-250 University of Massachusetts, Amherst” The basic needs are primary drives; needs for water, food, sleep, and sex. “In order for a person to move up the hierarchy, Maslow suggests that people need a safe, secure environment in order to function effectively.” Robert S. Feldman, 2010, Psychology and Your life, Module 22 Pages 249-250 University of Massachusetts, Amherst.” Only after meeting…show more content…
After a person has fulfilled the love and belongings needs, a person strives for esteem”. Robert S. Feldman 2010 Psychology and your life Module 22 Pages 249-250 University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “Maslow’s thinking esteem relates to the need to develop a sense of self worth by recognizing that others know and value ones competence”. Robert S. Feldman 2010 Psychology and your life Module 22 Pages 249-250 University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Once all four of these needs are met a person is able to strive for self actualization. “Self actualization is a state of self fulfillment in which people realize their highest potentials each in his/her unique way”. “Robert S. Feldman 2010 Psychology and your life Module 22 Pages 249-250 University of Massachusetts, Amherst”. Not everyone will get to this level of needs, because something might have gone wrong in one of the other needs or they don’t have the ability to get to get to…show more content…
If our base needs are not meet than that is where we expand our resources and energy. Therefore when we are able to meet one’s need then we can begin to focus on the next. If people didn’t strive for reaching each level then we wouldn’t be able to take care of ourselves, we would just sit at home and be lazy. People need to have the ability to meet the needs of Maslow Hierarchy because I think if we didn’t have the needs of sleep, sex, food, and water then we wouldn’t know that we have to be able to meet the levels in order to better ourselves. If you don’t meet any of these primary needs you can’t strive to make yourself better. The needs of physiological, safety, love and belongingness, esteem and self actualization I think that they will make you a better person and help you along the way. For example, I like to swim and go under the water and hold my breathe, but I can only hold it for like 5 seconds so I have to go up to the top of the pool to get air to breathe. If I’m really hungry I go look for food so I can eat something. If I’m thirsty, I go get me a cold bottle of water from the fridge. If I don’t meet the physiological need then I can’t go and reach for the safety needs that me as a person needs. A good example of safety need would be when I worked at Dairy Queen, even though I didn’t like the job it was a security for me knowing that I knew how to do the job and
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