Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Essay

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The term motivation is derived from the Latin word movere, meaning "to move." Motivation is the push of the mental forces to accomplish an action or goal willingly without being forced or told to do so. It is an unsatisfied need that drives human behavior to exert effort to reach the goals. For example we study because we are lack of knowledge; we work because we are lack of money. We will in turn be motivated by what we are lack of.

Motivation techniques in the past were very different from today. Many people are questioning on whether the motivation techniques of yesterday are still useful today. With a stable economy, high standard of living, and a low unemployment rate, it may seem that there are not many things that
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It includes personal security from crime, financial security, health and well being and safety net against accidents/illness and the adverse impacts. You will become increasingly interested in finding safe circumstances, stability and protection. You might develop a need for structure, for order, some limits.

Love/Belonging Needs
When both physiological and safety needs are fairly well gratified, there will emerge the third layer of needs which is the love and/or belongingness needs. The love needs involve giving and receiving affection. You will begin to feel the needs for friends, mate, children, family, affectionate relationship, even a sense of community. When they are unsatisfied, the individual will hunger for relations with people in general and will strive with great intensity to achieve this goal. Humans need to feel a sense of belonging and acceptance, whether it comes from a large social group (such as religious group, professional organization, sport teams or even gangs) or small social connections (like family members, close colleagues or confidantes).
With the lack of these elements, you can become increasingly susceptible to loneliness and social anxieties. The needs for love and belonging can often overcome the physiological and security needs, depending on the strength of the peer pressure.

Esteem Needs
All humans want to be important. They need to be respected, to


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