Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: Definition, Theory & Pyramid


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The order of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, from bottom to top is:

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1. Madeline always feels like she is never included in group activities or social events. She has become depressed and lonely. According to Maslow, which category of needs has not been fulfilled?

2. According to Maslow's hierearchy of needs, when all of the physiological needs are met, people tend to become concerned with whichof the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

One of the central theories in contemporary psychology and sociology is the idea of a hierarchy of needs, initially put forth by a man named Abraham Maslow. These quiz questions will go over basic information on Maslow's hierarchy of needs, such as specific needs in the hierarchy and the order in which they are ranked.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The order of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Identifying specific needs based on examples
  • The step after physiological needs
  • Issues related to safety needs
  • The most basic and most important need

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to test your recollection of the specific needs and the order in which they appear in Maslow's hierarchy
  • Making connections - understand how the concept of a hierarchy of needs relates to identifying the safety needs of a classroom
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Maslow's hierarchy to identify examples of needs based upon real-world scenarios

Additional Learning

To learn more about Maslow's hierarchy, review the corresponding lesson called Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Abraham Maslow
  • Social needs
  • Safety needs
  • Physiological needs
  • Self-actualization needs
  • Esteem needs