Five Stages of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

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LaTrice Williams Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication 42, Week 1 Five Stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs While we as people aim to meet successively higher needs in the forms of a Hierarchy There is a motivational theory in psychology that represents as a pyramid, with levels of needs * Originator: Abraham Maslow 1943 * Key terms: deficiency needs, growth needs, physiological , safety belongings ,esteem, self- actualization Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Abraham H, Maslow felt as though conditioning theories did not adequately a capture the complexity of the human behavior. In a 1943 paper called A Theory of Human Motivation, Maslow presented the idea that human actions are directed toward goal attainment. Any given behavior could satisfy several functions at the same time. For instance, going to a pub could satisfy the one’s need for self-esteem and social interactions. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has often been represented in hierarchal pyramid with five levels. The four levels (lower-order needs) are considered physiological needs, while the top level is considered growth needs. The lower needs need to be satisfied before higher-order needs can influence behavior chart below. * Self- actualization-morality, creativity, problem solving * Esteem- confidence, self-esteem, respect * Belongingness- love, friendship, family * Safety- security of environment, employment, health * Physiology-air, food, water, sex, sleep, other factors I as a person need to communicate with others to get my voice heard to feel as if I have the belonging, need. Being that I was deprived as a child to have a normal life. Which made my self-esteem moral go way down always feeling like I didn’t belong and I had to act a certain way to fit in that was my need for acceptance.

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