Zombie Apocalypse Case Study

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1. The needs that Glenn has met before the zombie apocalypse include his basic physiological needs and some safety, love/belonging, and esteem needs. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, basic physiological needs include, breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, homeostasis, and excretion. In relation to Glenn, he has satisfied the basic needs of breathing, food, water, sleep, and excretion. This is known because he is alive, thus he has satisfied breathing, and although he was on the verge of losing everything due to debt, he was still able to eat, drink, sleep, and use the bathroom, before the apocalypse. Since most of these needs were satisfied, Glenn moved on to the next stage which is safety needs. He satisfied the safety needs of his …show more content…
However, before the zombie apocalypse occurred, there were certain needs that Glenn did not meet, including safety and love/belonging. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, safety needs include the security of the body, employment, resources, morality, the family, health, and property from threatening sources. In relation to Glenn, he did not have a secure employment, resources, and property. This is known because Glenn was in a massive debt; since he had no money, he had difficulty making payments for his car. Likewise, he did not have money to pay for his apartment, causing him to almost move back with his parents. Nonetheless, the little money that he did make was from stealing cars with his friends, which is not a secure employment. Glenn was so deep in debt that he nearly lost everything; he nearly lost all his resources. Thus, under safety needs, Glenn did not met the security of employment, resources, and property, nearly losing it all pre-apocalypse. Moreover, Glenn also did not meet the needs for love/belonging. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, love/belonging includes the desire for friendship, family, and sexual intimacy. In relation to Glenn, he did not meet the need for family before the apocalypse. This is known because Glenn has a severed relationship with his parents and although he was on the verge of losing everything, he dreaded the thought of having to forcibly go back to his estranged parents. This demonstrates that Glenn does not have the …show more content…
According to Rogers’ theory of the self, there are two different subdivisions, which include the self-concept and the ideal self. The self-concept is how an individual perceives him or herself consciously, including their experiences. Nonetheless, the ideal self is when an individual’s view of self is the best version they can be. In relation to Glenn, his self-concept and ideal self differ from each other before the zombie apocalypse. Before the zombies invaded Georgia, Glenn’s self-concept consisted of him viewing himself as smart enough to do well in academia as well as being discontent. He views himself as being someone who is discontent because he expresses displeasure working as a pizza delivery man and is on the verge of losing everything; his discontentment is prominent, and he dreads moving back with his estranged parents as a result. On the contrary, Glenn’s ideal self involves him viewing himself going to college and getting a higher education, in other words, being successful. As a result of this, he will be able to have more stability in life; he will have a good paying job that he actually likes, he would not be in massive debt, and he would live a comfortable lifestyle, including living in a nice house. Moreover, the self-concept and the ideal self can lead to two possibilities in relation to mental health: healthy and unhealthy personality. An individual has a healthy personality when there is overlap between the self-concept and ideal self; there is very

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