Abraham Maslow's Theory

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1- Motivation according to Maslow theory
Abraham Maslow had developed the hierarchy of needs model in 1940-50’s USA, and till then the hierarchy of needs theory remains valid today for understanding human motivation, management training, and personal development.
Abraham Maslow 's theory of motivation asserts that humans are motivated by a hierarchy of needs. They act to fulfill basic survival needs before addressing more advanced needs or wants. This hierarchy is shaped like a pyramid, with the lower levels occupied by physical, physiological needs such as food, water and shelter. Self-actualization is at the peak of the pyramid of needs. (What is the Maslow theory of motivation?, n.d.)

2- Flow of thought
The essay is based on Maslow’s theory.
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1. Biological and Just Physiological needs
A human being cannot function well without water for example, so these needs are critical for human survival. Like the Egyptian and Mayan pyramids, without a strong and secure foundation all other steps based on top of it will not hold or prevail. So in Maslow’s theory also the basic foundation is the most important step in the hierarchy. 2. Safety needs
Second step from the bottom on the Hierarchy is Safety Needs. Once people don’t have to worry about their basic survival needs they yearn and focus more on protection from injustice as well as their financial needs. They seek fairness and order in the world. When they feel free from danger, (and can be comfortable) they are able to learn more about their environment and reach out to others. Example of safety needs are Financial (ex: Savings Account/ Insurance Policies/Stability), Justice (ex. Security/Law/Order/Grievance Procedures), Physical Needs (ex. Doctor/Dentist/Eye Care).

3. Love and belongingness
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(McLeod, 2007)
The characteristics of self-actualizers and the behaviors leading to self-actualization are shown in the list above. Although people achieve self-actualization in their own unique way, they tend to share certain characteristics. However, self-actualization is a matter of degree, 'There are no perfect human beings ' (Maslow, 1970a, p. 176).

This essay was all about Maslow’s hierarchy of need and about motivation. This essay will have some summarization about the five stages of the hierarchy of needs and importance of self-actualization as it is the most important stage in the hierarchy.

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McLeod, S. (2007). Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs. Retrieved from Simple Physcology : http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html
What is the Maslow theory of motivation? (n.d.). Retrieved from Refernce :

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