Updated: Aug 5, 2021
An Introduction to Maslow's Hierarchy
We all face a different challenge each day and we do not always know or understand why until we take time to evaluate what we are needing in the moment. Sometimes this is easy and other times this is a much more complicated manner. As Abraham Maslow said, "It isn't normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement."
For those students of psychology they may be familiar with the name Maslow being associated with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. His hierarchy of needs has been a cornerstone of looking at humans as working towards goals to achieve basic needs. He highlighted in 1943 that there were five basic needs that motivate us throughout our lives. He expressed that these needs included: physiological needs, safety needs, belonging and love needs, esteem needs, and self-actualization.