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Running head: HUMAN NEEDS 1 Human Needs Angel Bingham Psy/202 September 14, 2011 Rebecca Marek
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HUMAN NEEDS 2 Human Needs When looking at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid, the most fundamental needs are the largest, and are seen at the bottom of the pyramid. Before we can focus on a higher need, the lower more vital need must be met first. Our physiological needs are found at the bottom of the pyramid. These needs are what are required for life. Air, water, and food are examples of these elements. Once these needs are met, our safety needs then dominate our behavior. Financial and personal security as well as health and wellbeing are examples of our safety needs. Once our physiological and safety needs are met, we begin to focus on our love and belonging needs. Friendship, family, and intimacy all fall into this category. Sometimes, this need can become stronger than our physiological and safety needs. An example would be someone clinging to an abusive partner, therefore forgoing his or her need for safety. After the three prior needs are met,
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