Abraham Maslow

A Theory of Human Motivation

Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, some of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. Maslow used the terms Physiological, Safety, Belongingness and Love, Esteem, Self-Actualization and Self-Transcendence needs to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through.
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2014

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    Lucia Kalincikovahas quoted9 days ago
    If both the physiological and the safety needs are fairly well gratified, then there will emerge the love and affection and belongingness needs, and the whole cycle already described will repeat itself with this new center. Now the person will feel keenly, as never before, the absence of friends, or a sweetheart, or a wife, or children.

    Wenn sowohl die physiologischen als auch die Sicherheitsbedürfnisse ziemlich gut befriedigt sind, dann werden die Bedürfnisse nach Liebe, Zuneigung und Zugehörigkeit auftauchen, und der gesamte bereits beschriebene Zyklus wird sich mit diesem neuen Zentrum wiederholen. Jetzt wird die Person spürbar, wie nie zuvor, die Abwesenheit von Freunden, oder ein Schatz, oder eine Frau, oder Kinder.

    b6022627879has quoted10 months ago
    Goals as centering principle in motivation theory. — It will be observed that the basic principle in our classification has been neither the instigation nor the motivated behavior but rather the functions, effects, purposes, or goals of the behavior. It has been proven sufficiently by various people that this is the most suitable point for centering in any motivation theory.
    b6022627879has quoted10 months ago
    “If one need is satisfied, then another emerges.”

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