Abraham Maslow - Hierarchy of Needs
1908 – 1970
Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist best known for his theory of the “hierarchy of needs”.
Maslow's five (human) needs stack in layers to form a pyramid, with physiological needs at the base and self-actualization at the peak. This is the hierarchy of needs.
Abraham Maslow asserted that asking people about their “philosophy of the future” will reveal which deficit needs are being met or not met. Being needs/growth motivation needs can only be met when all deficit needs are met.
– the continuous desire to fulfill potential “be all
that you can be”. This can be broken-down into “meta
needs” such as truth, beauty, justice, effortlessness etc
and if not met “meta pathologies” such as depression,
despair and alienation develop.
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By Lyndsay Swinton
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