week 4 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

week 4 Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - who go beyond the...

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow's hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid, with the largest and most fundamental levels of needs at the bottom, and the need for self-actualization at the top. The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain what Maslow called "deficiency needs" or "d-needs": esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical needs. With the exception of the most fundamental (physiological) needs, if these "deficiency needs" are not met, the body gives no physical indication but the individual feels anxious and tense. Maslow's theory suggests that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual will strongly desire (or focus motivation upon) the secondary or higher level needs. Maslow also coined the term Metamotivation to describe the motivation of people
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Unformatted text preview: who go beyond the scope of the basic needs and strive for constant betterment. Metamotivated people are driven by B-needs (Being Needs), instead of deficiency needs. For the most part, physiological needs are obvious they are the literal requirements for human survival. If these requirements are not met, the human body simply cannot continue to function. Air, water, and food are metabolic requirements for survival in all animals, including humans. Safety and Security needs include: Personal security Financial security Health and well-being Safety net against accidents/illness and their adverse impacts This aspect of Maslow's hierarchy involves emotionally based relationships in general, such as: Friendship Intimacy Family...
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course MISC 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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