Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Kristina Stemple Liberty University Abstract Abraham Maslow is known for his humanistic views as well as his hierarchy of human needs which was conceptualized based on his theory on motivation. The hierarchy of needs is an organized set of human needs which infers that lower needs are met before individuals advance to next higher need, eventually leading to the final need for self-actualization. The hierarchy needs has raised some questions and challenges, however, it has established some reliability. Maslow’s theory on motivation has been an influence on employees within the workplace as well as with learning systems. His humanistic views and his concepts continue to be relevant in motivating employees and learning.
We will exam the periods of human life that are profoundly affect by the perspectives and ideas behind this science. Lifespan Psychology or Human Development is the field of psychology devoted to the study of understanding the consistency and change throughout the lifespan of people. This rather lofty science is dedicated to looking at the big picture as it applies to an indviduals social, emotional and mental development. It takes into consideration all the things that can and often do effect and individuals development beginning from the moment of conception and ending at the moment of death(Berk, 2007). Lifespan Psychology or Human Development is a broad field contributed to by many other disciplines within the even braoder field of Psychology.
Life Span Development Robert Diaz 9/9/13 PSY/375 Shaun-Katherine Robles The human life is developed from the time a person is born until their death. However long (or short) a person's life span is, over time, they develop both physically and cognitively. Many psychological researchers look to see how a person develops and why. Prominent figures in psychology like Sigmund Freud and Jean Piaget, along with so many others, have spent good portions of their own lifespan trying to answer these questions and give a better picture of how a person develops throughout their entire lives. Both Piaget and Freud looked at development over a life span in stages.
However, the past several years has led to many more or blended families than any other time in history. The most evident development among American families has been declining in the traditional family (a married couple with children). New expressions of family structure established a change to describe the contrasting types of families such as single parent, step parent, blended, unmarried partners, same-sex partners, and multigenerational. “Andrew Cherlin reviews these historic changes, noting that marriage remains the most common living arrangement for raising children, but that children, especially poor and minority children, are increasingly likely to grow up in single-parent families and to experience family instability” (Scott, Steinberg). Family structure first started showing significant changes since World War II.
is it our genes that make us who we are? Perhaps it is our brain chemistry or because to the school we attended, who helped shaped who we are. Many researchers have study birth order have concluded that the oldest child is on the average three points higher on the IQ scale. In addition, the second child’s IQ is higher then the third. This recent study conducted by a group of researcher also noted that they were not sure as to the cause.
His habits have derived from research from those who have made changes in their lives, great leaders in our world. He exams how they have become self actualized and risen above difficult situations in their lives. Some of his research comes from his own observations and speaking with those that have attended his seminars. He also uses some of his own personal experiences to show how the habits can be effective and make a difference in his own life. The habits that are described by Covey are as follows: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win/Win, Seek first to understand, then to be understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.
Birth Order and Personality There are many myths in today’s world about what contributes to the different types of personalities. This has always been a topic that has brought about a lot of attention, because by nature people are always curious to know what is involved in character development; this contributes to the popularity of horoscopes. However, there are other parts to discovering why someone developed a specific type of personality; for example, birth order. Much research has been done on birth order and its effect on personality. The end verdict is that whether you are a first-born, middle-born, last-born or only child can cause a person to develop significant personality traits that may last until adulthood.
Developmental psychologists have long been interested in how parents impact child development. However, finding actual cause-and-effect links between specific actions of parents and later behavior of children is very difficult. Some children raised in dramatically different environments can later grow up to have remarkably similar personalities. Conversely, children who share a home and are raised in the same environment can grow up to have astonishingly different personalities than one another. Despite these challenges, researchers have uncovered convincing links between parenting styles and the effects these styles have on children.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Abraham Maslow, an American Psychologist had a theory about human needs and what motives them. How communication is linked to the theory: At every stage of pyramid communication is important Communication is very important in making sure a person meets their potential Humanistic behaviour theory reflects in each individual as unique, with different characteristics that can be monitored by others through communicating with people with respect by being gentle, kind, respect, love, etc. Humanistic theory is applicable in situations whereby people involve in aspects of self-actualisation, self concept, self-esteem, honour, dignity etc. It reflects on the conception that every human being has the potential to be good, contributing positively, lovable member of society and always
The Person Who Influence My Life There is always a time when a hero comes along. Some one who has inspired you and help you learn what life is about or should be. The nature/nurture theory scholars have emphasized the import of both genetics and environment on personality development. Just like the proverbial saying ‘show me your friend and I will tell you whom you are’ likewise the quality of ones mindset is a function of his mentor, role model or ‘influencer’. Peoples’ lives to a large extent are built by influences from their environment [the state of the society, the people they mingle with, the information at their disposal and the mentor(s) they choose etc].However, the most important element here is the mentor(s) one chooses as a role model.