Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs Essay

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
According to Maslow, there are minimum of five basic needs. These five basic needs are physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. The Physiological needs are the most basic needs – such as need for food and shelter. The Safety needs appear only after the physiological needs have been satisfied to some extent, Maslow explains that the safety needs are most obvious in infants and young children, a child will feel unsafe for reasons such as injustice, unfairness or inconsistency in the parents. The Love needs appear only after the physiological and the safety needs have been accomplished, person will feel the need to belong and the need for affection. The Esteem needs – the need for self-respect as well as respect from others emerges after fulfilling previous more basic needs. The need for self-actualization – a person will not be satisfied unless they reach their full potential – “What a man can be, he must be.” All of these needs are correlated to each other. They are aligned in ascending order – in accordance with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, lower goals need to be satisfied first before progressing to needs that are on hierarchically higher level. As stated in the Maslow’s Theory of Human Motivation these hierarchically higher needs cannot be prioritized because “[…] the most prepotent goal will monopolize consciousness and will tend of itself to organize the recruitment of the various capacities of the organism. The less…

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