Maslow's theory of motivation and hierarchy of needs

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Maslow's theory of motivation and hierarchy of needs

  1. 1. Maslow's Theory of Human Motivation and Hierarchy of Needs
  2. 2. I. A Brief Overview: Abraham Harold Maslow Maslow (1908-1970) was an American psychologist and psychology professor, working with Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research, and Columbia University.
  3. 3. I. A Brief Overview: Abraham Harold Maslow He proposed his Hierarchy of Needs in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” while he was at Columbia University.
  4. 4. I. A Brief Overview: Abraham Harold Maslow He preferred to study exemplary people such as Albert Einstein rather than the mentally ill or neurotic. He also preferred to stress the importance of focusing on Man's positive qualities when doing research.
  5. 5. II. Maslow's Theory of Human Motivation According to this theory, human behavior is related to his/her needs, and is adjusted as per the nature of needs to be satisfied.
  6. 6. II. Maslow's Theory of Human Motivation Maslow identified 5 sets of human needs arranged in a hierarchy based on their importance and priority. When one set of needs have been met, they cease to be a motivating factor, causing the next set to take its place.
  7. 7. III. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
  8. 8. IV. Assumptions in the Hierarchy of Needs 1.) Man is a wanting being.
  9. 9. IV. Assumptions in the Hierarchy of Needs 2.) Needs have a definite hierarchy of importance.
  10. 10. IV. Assumptions in the Hierarchy of Needs 3.) A satisfied need does not act as a motivator.
  11. 11. IV. Assumptions in the Hierarchy of Needs 4.) As one need is satisfied, another replaces it.
  12. 12. Thank you for listening! God bless!

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