Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

8 Sep

After a break in August, I am back to blogging…

In 1943, the psychologist Abraham Maslow published a paper entitled “A Theory of Human Motivation,” in which he posited that people have five sets of needs.  These needs come in a particular order; and as one level of needs is satisfied, we start working to fulfill the next level.

These levels are often represented in a pyramid (although Maslow never presented them in this form):

Maslow Hierarchy - webOver the past 70 years, Maslow’s original theory has been embraced, modified, rejected and resurrected – and continues to have a strong influence on the world of business.  Read more about Maslow’s theory at:

2 Responses to “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”

  1. HelenA 09/12/2013 at 07:07 #

    Thanks for this reminder. I need it for a personal project this fall and winter. Also that BBC Magazine website looks amazing.

    • postCynical 09/12/2013 at 11:15 #

      Thanks for the feedback, Helen. I keep BBC World News as a feed on Facebook – they publish a number of great articles every week. I hope all is well.

      Best regards,

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