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What is Maslow's hierarchy of needs?
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- Physiological needs. These are things that are necessary for human survival like food and water.
- Safety needs. These are things that allow us to feel that we are safe and that there is no danger to us.
- Esteem needs. These are needs that have to do with how we feel about ourselves and how others perceive us. These are needs having to do with how worthwhile and important we feel.
- Self-actualization needs. These needs are related to developing ourselves and our talents as fully as possible.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory about what sorts of things motivate us as human beings and what sorts of needs we have. Maslow presents a hierarchy of needs in which each level of need must be fulfilled before the individual can think about achieving goals at the next level. Maslow's hierarchy is particularly important for educators.
According to Maslow, the levels of the hierarchy are:
In each case, we must fulfill our needs at one level before we can aspire to the next. For example, until we feel that we are safe and secure, we cannot worry about how other people view us. Until we feel that other people view us positively, we cannot devote our energy to fully developing ourselves.
Posted by pohnpei397 on July 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM (Answer #1)
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