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Maslow’s Hierarchy of NeedsColumbia Southern University
IntroductionMaslow’s hierarchy of needs is a humanistic management concept that depicts human needs arranged as a ladder or pyramid (McLeod, 2018). Based on psychology research, Maslow wanted to know what constitutes positive mental health instead of focusing on abnormal behavior (Ward, 2015).(McLeod, 2018)
Abraham Maslow"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short." ~Abraham MaslowBorn in Brooklyn, New York in 1908Doctor of Psychology Maslow’s theories are optimistic about human nature,that nature is good or neutral and not inherently bad or evil (Pursuit of Happiness, 2018).(Azquotes, 2019)
Physiological NeedsThese are the most basic human needs – air, water, food, and shelter.When not fulfilled, people become preoccupied with filling these needs above all others.(McLeod, 2018)
Example of Physiological Needs and ManagementAn example of the physiological needs of firefighters during a structure fire on a hot day would be to provide water to keep them hydrated or providing meals at the station to refuel.