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Hierarchy of Needs - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideNovember 5, 2010

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Definition: The hierarchy of needs is a theory of motivation proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow. His well known theory focuses on the importance of personal growth and self-actualization.

First proposed in 1943, the hierarchy represents various needs that motivate human behavior. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is most often displayed as a pyramid, with lowest levels of the pyramid made up of the most basic needs while more complex needs can be found at the top of the pyramid. Learn more about Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

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