Ch 2: Hierarchy of Needs & Motivation

About This Chapter

The Hierarchy of Needs & Motivation chapter of this Humanistic Psychology Study Guide course is the simplest way to master motivation and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of motivation and the hierarchy of needs.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering motivation or Hierarchy of Needs material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding motivation
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning humanistic psychology (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra psychology learning resources

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  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Hierarchy of Needs & Motivation chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Maslow's hierarchy of needs unit of a standard humanistic psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Abraham Maslow and his contributions to psychology
  • Esteem and other basics from the hierarchy of needs
  • Self-actualization
  • The Needs Theory and employee motivation
  • Alderfer's ERG Theory

8 Lessons in Chapter 2: Hierarchy of Needs & Motivation
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Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology

1. Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology

In the middle of the 20th century, Abraham Maslow changed psychology when he founded humanistic psychology. In this lesson, we'll look at his major contributions to psychology: his hierarchy of needs and his role in the humanistic movement.

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

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

Why is it that when some of our needs aren't met, it's almost impossible to concentrate on other ones? Psychologist Abraham Maslow spent his career looking for these answers. Watch this lesson to learn about some of his most important conclusions.

Maslow's Safety Needs: Examples & Definition

3. Maslow's Safety Needs: Examples & Definition

Learn about Maslow's safety stage in the hierarchy of needs, apply the safety stage to your life and experiences, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Esteem Needs in Maslow's Hierarchy: Examples & Definition

4. Esteem Needs in Maslow's Hierarchy: Examples & Definition

When the first three needs in Maslow's hierarchy of needs have been met, the esteem needs, based on desires for appreciation and respect, begin to motivate behavior. This lesson explores Maslow's fourth stage and includes a short quiz.

Self-Actualization: Definition & Explanation

5. Self-Actualization: Definition & Explanation

Learn about self-actualization, which is the highest level on Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and understand how self-actualization applies to your life and experiences. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Needs Theory: Motivating Employees with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

6. The Needs Theory: Motivating Employees with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Hunger, thirst, security, friendship, respect and being all that you can be are just some of the things that motivate us to take action. This lesson helps us to further understand these needs and how they motivate behavior by showing where they fall in Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

Alderfer's ERG Theory & Employee Motivation in the Workplace

7. Alderfer's ERG Theory & Employee Motivation in the Workplace

Alderfer's ERG theory is a simplified version of Maslow's hierarchy of needs that suggests that all human needs can be accessed and satisfied simultaneously, rather than from the bottom up. Either way, as needs are satisfied, employees are motivated to strive to satisfy a new need.

Complementary Needs: Definition & Theory

8. Complementary Needs: Definition & Theory

It is interesting how people are attracted to mates with opposite traits and characteristics. In this lesson, we will learn the definitions of complimentary needs and complementary needs theory with many examples to illustrate these concepts.

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