A. H. Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory

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A.H. Maslow and Hierarchy of Needs Theory

1.0 Introduction

1st of April,1908, Abraham Harold Maslow was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was the eldest out of seven children in his family, who themselves were uneducated. They were Jewish immigrants from Russia. He first studied law at the City College of New York (CCNY). He married Bertha Goodman, who is his first cousin. Maslow and Bertha was gifted with two daughters. Maslow and her wife Bertha later moved to Wisconsin so that he could extend his studies and attend the University of Wisconsin. Here he starting to be interested in psychology. He received his BA (1930), MA (1931), and PhD (1934), all in psychology, from the University of Wisconsin. A year after graduation, he returned to New
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Beyond the details of air, water and, food, he laid out five broader levels: the physiological needs, the needs for safety and security, the needs for love and belonging, the needs for esteem, and the need to actualize the self, in that order. This theory is one of the best known and most effective theory for students and employees. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a psychology theory, which form five levels of human needs in a pyramid. Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs was invented in the year 1943 in paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” he proposed. However, several years later in 1954 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory was fully expressed in his 1954 book called “Motivation and…show more content…
Motivation for religious behavior or the physical and mental drive to achieve self-actualization through the practice of religion stands out as the most as no complying with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Why this should be the case is difficult to determine. It might be due to a different generation expecting more from life, or that the practice of religion is supposed as a helper in achieving it. From an evolutionary perspective, one might easily have assumed that the uppermost mental and physical drive for well-being would be found in the need to survive (Dawkins, 1989). That safety comes sixth in the order of those practicing religion seems to indicate that those who practice religion are not doing so out solely as a coping mechanism (Maltby et al., 1999). That personal safety and survival are not uppermost in the hierarchy of motivation for those practicing religion may be very significant today in the light of religious suicide/martyrdom bombings, etc. (Kenneth & Chris,
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