Maslow 's Theory Of The Hierarchy Of Needs

925 WordsNov 19, 20154 Pages
Abraham Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of needs is an arrangement of the innate needs that motivate behavior, from the strongest needs at the bottom to the weakest needs at the top. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs has five levels. The bottom level is Psychological in which you worry about getting enough food, sex, sleep,homeostasis, breathing, water, and excretion. The second bottom level is Safety in which you mostly need safety of house, employment, body, morality, family, health, resources, and property. The middle level is love/belonging in which you need friendship, family, and sexual intimacy. The second top level is esteem in which you need self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, and respect by others. The top most level is self actualization in which you need morality, creativity, spontaneity, problem solving, lack of prejudice, and acceptance of facts. Self-actualization is the fullest realization of a person’s potential. As you move up in the hierarchy, the needs become more human and less basic. This paper is about the movie, Gran Torino, an American fiction movie that was released in the year 2008. The movie starts off with Mr. Walt Kowalski who just lost his wife and is a Korean War veteran who 's also detached from his childrens. He lived in Michigan neighborhood in Detroit where he is surrounded by poor Asian Immigrant families and it’s a commonplace for gang violence. He becomes an altruistic person since he died for a boy who he cared a lot
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