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The Brief About Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

Our basic needs according to Abraham Maslow. Have we achieved the top of the
hierarchy of needs?

The Brief about Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory

For students who learn management and psychology, the name of Abraham Maslow is familiar. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, United States, in 1908, Maslow graduated from the University of Wisconsin, United States, major in psychology. He is known for his Hierarchy of Needs theory, where people have some very basic needs such as:
 
1. Physiological needs, which is the most primary needs such as the need for clothing, food and residence.

2. The second grade is the need for security and safety.

3. The third grade is social needs such as socializing with other people.

4. The fourth grade is the need for praise and appreciation from other people  (Esteem Needs).

5. Self-actualization needs is about performing in accordance with the interest and desire.

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Abraham Maslow is known as a pioneer of humanistic psychology and Maslow believed that humans are encouraged to understand and accept himself as much as possible. In Maslow’s view, human who actualize himself will have multiple peaks of human experiences more than human who seldom do the self-actualization. Maslow uses the pyramid as a model to visualize his ideas about the hierarchy of needs theory.

This theory is very important for leaders or managers, to know the needs of humans, so they can practice in their job. I learn about theory when I was studying in university. Now I write it in a short article, to learn more about the theory, and in the same time, to learn more about myself. If I become a manager someday I hope I would be able to understand my people well, as I know if they are happy, they will perform well.

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  1. lyan08

    On December 20, 2010 at 6:12 am


    nice share.

  2. UncleSammy

    On December 20, 2010 at 6:28 am


    Nice share see you around

  3. Freethinking

    On December 20, 2010 at 6:38 am


    Very true.

  4. lapasan

    On December 20, 2010 at 6:52 am


    knowledge of this need is useful when you deal with subordinates. Every individual has distinct motivational needs.

  5. vijayanths

    On December 20, 2010 at 8:38 am


    Good post.

  6. J Anderson

    On December 20, 2010 at 8:45 am


    Good post.

    Thanks for share.

  7. OhSugar

    On December 20, 2010 at 8:56 am


    Interesting theory of Mr. Maslow. I thought surely, love would be at the top of this pyramid.

  8. Starpisces

    On December 20, 2010 at 9:08 am


    very well said, other than those necessity, there are many things that are important in life too.

  9. awesome11

    On December 20, 2010 at 9:12 am


    great share! thanks!

  10. strategy03

    On December 20, 2010 at 10:16 am


    Great writing. I like this

  11. wonder

    On December 20, 2010 at 10:20 am


    A good thing to ponder.

  12. PSingh1990

    On December 20, 2010 at 10:51 am


    Nice Share.

    :-)

  13. Rhodora Bande

    On December 20, 2010 at 11:09 am


    This was one of my favorite topics while attending the university. Now that I’m older, I get to appreciate the lesson better.

  14. The Quail 1957

    On December 20, 2010 at 11:31 am


    This is so true. Knowing the needs of others and if they’re happy on the job can lead to very rewarding production with hansome results for all concerned. Excellent article.

  15. CHAN LEE PENG

    On December 20, 2010 at 11:50 am


    Great post. Some different perspective from yours.

  16. albert1jemi

    On December 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm


    nice post

  17. giritharanj

    On December 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm


  18. Sharif Ishnin

    On December 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm


    That is something to think about. Great presentation.

  19. giritharanj

    On December 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm


  20. nimbleful

    On December 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm


    Maslow’s hierarchy is really useful for understanding ourselves and others. I think its useful to review it every now and again coz its quite easy to forget about it sometimes!

  21. Rehoboth

    On December 21, 2010 at 2:20 am


    nice post

  22. LCM Linda

    On December 21, 2010 at 6:50 am


    Maslow’s theory is precise and interesting. It helps a lot if one can apply it in real life situation.

  23. Yovita Siswati

    On December 22, 2010 at 2:09 am


    Interesting theory!

  24. roaringlion

    On December 22, 2010 at 7:06 am


    Nice share, i love this theory.

  25. UncleSammy

    On December 22, 2010 at 9:05 am


    Nice share

  26. Kankutty

    On December 22, 2010 at 9:33 am


    Good theory.

  27. Kamasa45

    On December 24, 2010 at 2:54 am


    interesting post. so the basic desire of human is no different with animals: basic instinct to survive..

  28. Kaye TM

    On December 24, 2010 at 11:50 am


    great share!~

  29. abhinav1620

    On January 8, 2011 at 3:28 am


    well done

  30. gaby7

    On January 11, 2011 at 5:11 am


    This used to be some of my popular topics at university-Maslow was a great humanist who understood the nature of man so well!

  31. abhinav1620

    On January 13, 2011 at 1:22 am


    nice..

  32. Stable

    On January 24, 2011 at 11:45 am


    This brought back lots of memories. I remember learning this many years ago at university. Thanks for the reminder!

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