Motivational Theory Of Abraham Maslow's Moerarchy Of Needs

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In 1943 Abraham Maslow created Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology that is a model of five human needs. It consists of self-actualization, esteem needs, belongingness and love needs, safety needs, and physiological needs. These five needs can be described as our basic, psychological, and self- fulfillment needs. The five needs are often divided into deficiency and growth needs. Our deficiency needs are the first four levels of Maslow’s model. Deficiency needs are claimed to motivate people when they are not met. Everyone has the desire to meet these lower level needs and some want to meet more and move on to the growth or higher level needs, which is the top fifth level. Certain …show more content…
How motivated a person is can depend on their personality as well as the need they are trying to met and how long they have been trying to reach it. Some people may want to strive and make a difference in the world instead of just surviving. People who want to make an impact strive to reach the uppermost level on Maslow’s hierarchy of need. Another factor that contributes to a person’s level of motivation is the need they are trying to met and how long they have been trying to attain it. “Maslow stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs and that some needs take precedence over others. Our most basic need is for physical survival, and this will be the first thing that motivates our behavior.”(McLeod, 2007) If a person is trying to met one of the basic needs like food or water, the longer they go without the more driven they are to try to obtain it. Also, surviving motivates us all to meet the two most basic needs we have, our physiological and safety needs, but for those who want to make an impact or leave an impression on this world work to fulfill more of the needs that we have. Few people want to just be forgotten, they want people to know they were here and left their mark in others life’s. For people to accomplish this goal they must meet these needs one step at a …show more content…
The longer we go without meeting a need the more motivated we become to achieve it. People meet these needs in a step by step process. Survival motivates us all to meet our most basic needs.Some stop once they have meet the mower needs but those motivated by more than just survival work to accomplish more of our needs., and reach their full potential. These needs are met in a sequential order and sometimes need to be repeated. Our ever changing environment and the different stages we go through throughout our life causes us to have to repeat some of these steps throughout our

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