Abraham Maslow

Abraham Maslow - Maslow's theory is based on the following...

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Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs theory Abraham Maslow defined  need  as a physiological or psychological deficiency that a  person feels the compulsion to satisfy. This need can create tensions that can influence  a person's work attitudes and behaviors. Maslow formed a theory based on his  definition of need that proposes that humans are motivated by multiple needs and that  these needs exist in a hierarchical order. His premise is that only an unsatisfied need  can influence behavior; a satisfied need is not a motivator. 
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Unformatted text preview: Maslow's theory is based on the following two principles: • Deficit principle: A satisfied need no longer motivates behavior because people act to satisfy deprived needs. • Progression principle: The five needs he identified exist in a hierarchy, which means that a need at any level only comes into play after a lower-level need has been satisfied. In his theory, Maslow identified five levels of human needs....
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