Research Paper On Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs

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Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
Jasmine Edwards
St. Johns River State College

Abstract
This research paper will be about psychologist Abraham Maslow. The paper will contain his theory which is the hierarchy of needs. The hierarchy of needs contains five tiers of the needs people have:1) psychological 2) safety and security 3) belonging and being loved 4) esteem needs 4) self-actualization. The basis of Maslow’s theory is that for a person to reach fulfillment in life (self-actualization) has to complete each tier in sequence. Maslow’s motivation of this theory is out of pure curiosity, the paper will also include the limitations of Maslow’s theory, and how some of his theory does play in todays world.
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs The psychologists that I will be discussing is Abraham Maslow. Abraham Maslow was Jewish. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York on April 1, 1908. While he was jogging at a park in California he had a heart attack Maslow died on June 8, 1970 at the age of 62. ( Emrich, M. (n.d.). Abraham Maslow. Retrieved from http://www.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/maslow.htm). Growing up Maslow did not have a good relationship with
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Maslow believed that certain needs a person had was more important than others, and that is how the pyramid came about. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was proposed in 1943. It was written in his paper called “A Theory of Motivation”. Maslow organized the hierarchy in a pyramid and there are five tiers. They are also split up into two groups (McLeod, S. (2013, September 16). Maslow 's Hierarchy of Needs. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html ). The first four tiers which is the foundation are one group and they are called deficiency needs, and the second group of the pyramid consists of 1 tier which is called growth

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