need hierarchy theory

need hierarchy theory

the theory proposed by American psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) that human needs are hierarchically ordered such that the gratification of a need lower in the hierarchy leads to the emergence of the next higher need in the hierarchy. From lower to higher, the needs are: basic physiological needs (food, water, etc.); security; love and belonging; esteem; and self-actualization (achieving one's true potential).
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Maslow Reconsidered: A Review of Research on the Need Hierarchy Theory.
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