Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs Essay

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Although Maslow had designed the pyramid to show his hierarchy of needs and has been accepted as the for runner to the theory, during the 1960s and 1970s, Maslow changed his five stage pyramid to a seven stage and eight stage pyramid placing in an additional three new sections McLeod(2007). The new layers of the pyramid that Maslow introduced were Cognitive, Aesthetic and Transcendence. However, Derra (2010) suggests more changes have happened since then due to observations taken by research teams, which included (Kenrick et al., 2016) who found that after observing psychological processes changed responses to evolutionary fundamental motives, such as self-protection, mating or status concerns. The researchers state regardless of the fact that self-actualization is interesting and important, human aspirations are ultimately facilitating reproduction of our genes in our children’s children.

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Although the research and collation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs have brought the conclusion of Maslow’s idea for a child to attain self-actualization through the five different Needs, there has to be the completion and strength shown in each of the five stages of needs to move on to the next stage. However, if the child shows a certain weakness in each of the preceding stages they cannot move on to the next. The idea of this is worrying as a parent and HLTA within the school to find out that children may be at risk due to lack of knowledge…

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