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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Marisa Bollack, Ranjit Bhinder, Glen Harper, Rick Weidman, La Tasha Childs PSY/211 January 11, 2012 Kevin O’Neil

romance. It makes sense the way the needs that we all have were broken down into levels and from . I can say that I understand the term. meaning and purpose of life. Once a human is past these needs is when they rise to the highest level on the ladder and reach self-actualization needs. esteem needs are next on the ladder. sleep. They asses themselves and their personal value—this is when they strive for accomplishing goals and receiving social recognition for it. Once these needs are met. This need level. Once those needs are met. This is when the have tapped into the awareness of oneself and are no longer concerned with what others think. a safe community. Naturally. Beginning with the lowest level need which is physiological needs. is where the majority of human beings lie. betterment and ascension take place. love and belongingness needs come next on the ladder. clubs etc. It is at this time where personal growth. These needs are the desires and longing for companionship and social involvement for example friends. etc. Safety needs consist of things like shelter. Upon review of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. Once these needs are met. a job and so forth. Physiological needs consist of the normal and instinctive wants and desires of humans like food. although still low on the ladder is not as urgent as physiological needs. safety needs is next on the ladder. It is located at the bottom of the ladder. most humans would begin with the lowest level need and work their way up wherein they embark on an on going life long journey to reach their highest potential. This is when the humans begin to become introspective and reflect on themselves. yet most people give their attention and energy to feed these needs.MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 2 Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs is a view of the steps in which one takes until reaching a higher sense of self.

From birth we don’t start off with the most complex need because we are only concerned with the least basic—food. As we grow. experience. learn and mature. . We want to be able to keep my family safe and taken care of so this is a need that will continually need to be satisfied.MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS the most basic to the least basic I can say it is the process in which we all go through. The most challenging need we would say is safety needs because it’s hard to not think about the needs associated with it like safe neighborhoods and healthcare or 3 having a good job. we go up on the ladder. sleep and the like.

Washington. NY: McGraw Hill. S. (2010) Psychology and your life. Feldman.).: American Psychological Association. R. D. New York.C. . Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS References 4 American Psychological Association (2010).