Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Have you often wondered why you are who you are? Or why you do what you do? Or maybe what motivates you to be who you are? Abraham Maslow, born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and a well know psychologist was interested in this. Maslow set out to find out the answers to these and other question, in the process he came up with and introduced his Hierarchy of Needs in 1945. Maslow wanted to know and understand what motivates people. He believed that people posses a set of basic needs and that these needs need to be met before the abstract or growth needs can be met. In order for Maslow’s needs to happen we must have good communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal.
Which brings me to the first level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs physiological or physical needs, which is the most basic of needs. These physical needs are things like, air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, and sleep. Humans need these things to survive, and communication helps us meet this need. To survive babies must alert others when they are hungry, in pain or need a diaper change. Children need interaction if they are to thrive (Wood, 2007). As adults we must learn to communicate to our parents, spouses, friends, co-workers, boss, etc. in order to stay healthy, get the job or career we want and survive in this world. Once this need is met then we can go on to the next level.
With that said, it leads me to level two of the hierarchy of needs safety needs. These needs include…