Maslow And Moslow's Theory

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For example, getting a very good education can help you to get a better job, earn more money, buy a better mattress, eat healthier food and buy an electric car, but you can only address one specific need at a time. You have to start somewhere and satisfy one need before you can turn your focus to fulfilling another. Aside from the obvious difference that Alderfer, Herzberg, and McClelland combine needs into fewer groups, the main difference lies in intent. Moslow’s intent was to explain mature behavior, whereas the other models explain normal behavior. According to Moslow, the needs are dependent, and the lower physiological needs must be satisfied as a prerequisite for fulfilling higher needs like self-actualization. Maslow wrote the needs “are interrelated rather than sharply separated." In other words, Moslow’s model provides strict guidance for incremental personal development. The other models like Alderfers do not prescribe inter-related needs. Today, Moslow’s hierarchy is the model most widely used by psychologists, sociologists, politicians, managers, marketers, and behaviorists. In the 1950’s, when his colleagues…show more content…
Instead of studying mentally ill or neurotic people, Moslow studied mentally healthy, altruistic, over-achievers - academicians, authors, scientists, doctors, and politicians like Albert Schweizer, Jane Addams, Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frederick Douglass. Income and wealth were not selection criteria for Moslow’s study subjects, because Moslow was not trying to understand the relationship between health and income, or wealth and happiness. Moslow wanted to understand what motivated these model citizens and altruistic over-achievers – if not compensation, prestige, or power. In other words, how did these exceptional people resist the temptations of consumerism and popular opinion to achieve their full individual potential and become extraordinary

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