ABRAHAM MASLOW'S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS

Based largely on his study of highly competent, self-actualized people, Abraham Maslow developed a hierarchy of needs. He proposed that the lower order needs of survival and safety must be met before higher order needs like love, dignity, and self-actualization can be effectively sought. Maslow believed that with the benefit of a supportive environment conditioned by creativity, happiness, autonomy, and egalitarian regard, people can seek self-actualization.

Hierarchy of Needs (from high to low):

1. Self-actualization
2. Self-esteem
3. Belonging
4. Safety
5. Physiological