The Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
March 19, 2012
The Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs consist of 5 levels. Each level describes a prioritized order in which human beings need to survive. Maslow’s theory clearing identifies the order in which survival and quality of life can co-exist while meeting the necessities first. The following briefly explains the order and fundamentals of Maslow’s theory of needs.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
The Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is an important psychological theory originated by the American psychologist Abraham Maslow. The Theory represents the needs of the human body and their necessity in a prioritized order .Maslow’s theory is composed of five levels. Each level of the hierarchy has worth and is meaningful throughout the life of the human body and nature. Maslow suggests the levels are prioritized as the result of the natural process of life (Boeree, p. n.d.). The human body is a complex organic being in which certain needs are imperative to ones survival, physically as well as emotionally. The physical, safety, belonging, self esteem and self actualization needs are the key components/levels of the Maslow Hierarchy of needs. The Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs theory plays an important role on intrapersonal communication in our lives as well as in the work field, especially jobs that work closely with the public. The following will describe the meaning of Maslow’s theory and how it refers to the human anatomy as well as characteristics and self realization.
The most basic and essential function of the pyramid is the need to survive. The first level of the pyramid is the physical needs for survival. To survive humans must have certain essentials to survive like oxygen, water, protein, salt, sugar and other minerals and vitamins. Fornicating is even a need for survival; the human race must reproduce to avoid extinction. Physically the human body must eat, rest, and sleep to survive as...