Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Self actualization Theory

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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Self actualization Theory

Documentary on Maslow

Maslow's theory in "Ratatouille"

None of Maslows published books included his well known 'Pyramid".It may have been designed by a psycology textbook publisher to illustrate Maslow's beliefs.

Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs and Self actualization Theory

It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological acheivement

- Life Essentials Food*Water*Air - Safety ' Security Safety*Freedom from fear* Stability - Belonging ' Love Love*Acceptance*Affection - Achievement ' Pretige Approval*Recognition*Self-Esteem - Aesthetic Needs Beauty*Order*Symmetry - Self-Actualization Maximizing one's potential

Starting with the first publication of his theory in 1943, Maslow described human needs as being relatively fluid. (Many needs being present simultaneously) The model however, suggests one level be fulfilled at a time.

Maslow ws born in 1908 in a slum in Brooklyn, NY. His parents were Russian jews. He faced anti-semitism as a child and in acadamia.

Maslow had an IQ of 195 but flunked some undergraduate courses. He didn't focus on anything that wasn't interestsing to him.

Maslow said only 2% of people reached the stage of self-actualization

Maslow said,"You will either step forward in growth or you will step back into safety."

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Maslow's original Hierarchy of Needs model was developed between 1943-1954, and first widely published in his book, "Motivation and Personality" in 1954. At this time the "Hierarchy of Needs" model comprised of five needs. This original version remains for most people, the definitive Hierarchy of Needs.

Maslow was shy and reportedly very humble even after he became famous.


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