first introduced in 1943. Lowest levels = most basic needs. Once these lower-level needs have been met, people can move on to the next level of needs. Top levels = more complex needs. Needs become increasingly psychological and social.
Physiological Needs Basic needs vital to survival: water, air, food, and sleep. Maslow believed all needs become secondary until these physiological needs are met.
Security Needs Needs for safety and security: steady employment, health insurance, safe neighbourhoods, and shelter from the environment. Important for survival Not as demanding as the physiological needs.
Social Needs Belonging, love, and affection. Relationships: friendships, romantic attachments, and families Fulfills the need for companionship and acceptance. Includes social, community, or religious involvement.
Esteem Needs These include the need for things that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition, and accomplishment.
Self-actualizing Needs Highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Self-actualizing people are: self-aware concerned with personal growth less concerned with the opinions of others interested fulfilling their potential.
How are families reflected in the hierarchy? How does Maslow’s hierarchy define the roles and responsibilities of the family?
Identify where you are on the hierarchy…note that you may have some or all of one stage, but not the next. Provide a rationale (how you know examples). If you were to make a hierarchy for families instead of an individual what would you place at each level? Would there be 5? Less / More?