Maslow's Hierarchy Of Needs Essay

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Introduction “Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review. People are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fulfill the next one, and so on.” (Maslow,1943). Physiological needs The first stage of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is physiological needs. As a person, physiological needs such as air, food, drink, shelter, sex and others are our necessities in our daily life. Basically, this requirement must be fulfill in order to achieve the next level or if not, it will eventually fail. Obviously, the most important stage is physiological need because it is the most basic essential before moving…show more content…
This fourth stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy can be achieve when the needs of the bottom three levels have been satisfied. As a human beings, we need to feel good about ourselves and we need to appreciate people around us in order to feel that we are valued by others. According to Cherry (2011), participation in professional activities, academic accomplishment, athletic or team participation can all play an important roles to fulfilling this needs. Being able to satisfy this needs help people to gain more confidence in life and can move to the highest stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy needs which is self-actualization. However, failure to achieve this needs can lead to inferiority and lack of self-esteem. Self-actualization The highest level of Maslow’s Hierarchy needs is self-actualization, this need can be achieve after we have successfully satisfy the other stages of Maslow’s Hierarchy needs. Self-actualization is the stage where we have achieve the target of our life. However, this stages is vary from one person to another. It is because every person has their own goals in life and when the goals have been achieve, there comes self-actualization. As Maslow (1954) stated that “what a man can be, he must be.” (p. 91). Thus, a person who has satisfy this needs can be consider as a successful person.
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