Unformatted text preview: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs hypothesizes that the needs of a person are prepared into a rising structure, going from the lower physiological needs to the needs of security, belongingness, admiration, and self-actualization (Deckers, 2005). Maslow hypothesized that the lower needs have to be addressed before the higher needs can be attended to. Physiological needs include the homeostatic balance of food intake (blood glucose levels), water consumption (intercellular and extracellular fluid levels), sleep (Circadian Rhythms), activity, and sexual needs. The internal motives created by these physiological needs manifest themselves as psychological drives, or an, “…internal push, urge, or force that moves a person into action” (Deckers, 2005, p. 194). On the other hand, the concurrent physiological counterpart of psychological needs is much more speculative. Atkinson seemed to believe that psychological needs could be described as incentive categories, but Deckers cautions that the idea of internal psychological needs acting to select...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 355/360 taught by Professor Idk during the Spring '12 term at University of Phoenix.
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