Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow developed this model to show the importance of meeting the body's needs in order to achieve self- actualization. Explore each stage below for resources and more information.

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The feeling of fulfillment and realization of one’s potential. The desire to accomplish everything that one can and to become the most that one can be.

SELF ACTUALIZATION

Our feelings of self- confidence and self worth; including the desire to feel valued and respected by others and having a good reputation.

ESTEEM

 Our need to feel loved, connected, and that we belong to a social group: friendship, intimacy, trust, and acceptance, receiving and giving affection, and love. 

LOVE & BELONGING

The need for a safe, predictable environment that supports emotional security, financial security (e.g. employment, social welfare), law and order and health and wellbeing.

SAFETY

Basic needs for human survival: air, food, drink, shelter, clothing, warmth, sex, sleep.

PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS

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