What Are Social Needs in Maslow's Hierarchy? - Definition & Examples


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What is the third stage in Maslow's hierarchy of needs?

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1. What needs must be met prior to social needs being met?

2. What could happen as a result of social needs not being met?

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Psychologist Abraham Maslow developed a ranking of the various things individuals need in order to proceed through life. This quiz/worksheet are designed to help you assess your understanding of social needs in Maslow's hierarchy. Some things you'll be assessed on include stages in the hierarchy and unfulfilled social needs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In the practice quiz, you will be asked about:

  • The third stage in the hierarchy
  • Needs that must be met before social needs are fulfilled
  • Failure to meet social needs
  • Number of stages in Maslow's hierarchy of needs

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced in the quiz include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding another way to refer to the social needs stage
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the various stages in the hierarchy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on Maslow's hierarchy of needs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For more information about social needs, review the lesson entitled What Are Social Needs in Maslow's Hierarchy? - Definition & Examples. This lesson includes the following goals:

  • Explain the reason for the development of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Understand how Maslow's hierarchy involves motivation
  • Learn how behavior relates to the social stage