Abraham Maslow, Was The American Psychologist Who Created

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Abraham Maslow, was the American psychologist who created Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This theory talks about the need for personal growth that is present throughout a person 's life. Maslow believed that in order to reach self-actualization you had to first have all the bottom parts of the pyramid. You could not move on to self-actualization until you have fulfilled the bottom requirements. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is based on human needs that has five steps and are often shown on a pyramid. The first step in the pyramid is physiological need, then safety, belonging/love, self- esteem, and self-actualization. In the movie “Cast Away” the main character named Chuck Noland shows how he goes through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In the…show more content…
And in the end he finally comes to a realization that in order to be rescued, he had to get off the island because he knew no one was going to find him on the island. When a debris from the plane crash floated onto shore, this gave Chuck the idea to make a boat, the debris turned out to be the sail for his boat. This finally led to Chuck getting rescued once he went out to the ocean because a passing boat saw Chuck after four long years and he was rescued. In “Cast Away”, I believe that Chuck reached the top of Maslow’s pyramid and in my opinion he reached self-actualization. The first part of Maslow 's pyramid is physiological, this means that a person has the basic needs to live like food, water, shelter, and warmth. Noland met the first part of Maslow 's pyramid by having everything he could ever need before the plane crash. For example, some things that most of us take for granted like clothes, food, water, shoes, and a shelter that is safe. In the beginning of the movie we see Chuck and his girlfriend go on a dinner with many friends. Chuck and his girlfriend attended a feast with many types of food like salads, fruits, wine, and turkey. We see how many of Chuck 's friends wine and dine on a big long table filled with lots of different foods. Another example of how Chuck met the physiological part of the pyramid is that Chuck had a home, who he shared with his

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