Maslow 's Hierarchy Of Needs Theory

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The motivation of a human being is an interesting subject. There many reasons for a person to do the same action. There are also many theories of the motivation of a human being. For this paper, the authors will look at the motivation of Theodore Roosevelt to fulfill Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We will look how President Roosevelt was motivated to act throughout his life through each stage of the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Maslow’s Theory
The Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory is a theory that attempts to summarize motivation. Maslow’s theory is a biopsychosocial theory of motivation. A biopsychosocial theory means that it accounts for the biological needs and the psychosocial needs of a person. (Carpenter & Huffman, 2013) Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory was first developed by Abraham Maslow in a 1943 paper. (Maslow, 1943)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory works simply. It says that a person will meet baser or more primitive needs first before fulfilling more advanced or sophisticated needs. To the lay person, thus seems to be true. The hierarchy of needs are in the following order from simple to complicated: Physiological Needs – Hunger, thirst, and maintenance of internal state of the body; Safety Needs – to feel secure and safe, to seek pleasure and avoid pain; Belonging and Love Needs – to affiliate with others, be accepted, and give and receive affection; Esteem Needs – to achieve, be competent, gain approval, and excel; and Self-Actualization Needs –
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