A Theory of Human Motivation
In this work, Maslow has focused on distinguishing higher-order human motivation from lower-order animal motivation. Accordingly, he insists on a shift from the psychoanalytic perspective on motivation to a more humane approach. He introduces the c ...more
I am often surprised by other’s understanding of human motivation. I have heard argument’s that support a Freudian view of human behavior as determined; however, these same supporters always seem to claim that Sigmund Freud was wrong. Opposed to what many consider “the negative” view of human motivation Abraham H. Maslow’s presentation suggests that human motivation allows for a more positive interpretation.
The starting point for Maslow’s explanation begins with humanity’s need to achieve the basic satisfaction of that/>The ...more
Maslow explains how the human motivation works, by dividing it in different stages, different levels, one supported over the other. The author delves deep into every one of this stages, explaining the implications of them from almost every point of view relevant to a human, since the practical to the philosophical.
It just makes sense. It is one of those topic ...more
As an educator I often face students who basic needs such as food and shelter are not met. This book is a great start to understanding what should happen in most education institutes to address these needs in order to educate our students.
Another peculiar characteristic of the human organism when it is dominated by a certain need is that the whole philosophy of the future tends also to change. For our chronically and extremely hungry man, Utopia can be defined very simply as a place where there is plenty of food. He tends to think that, if only he is guaranteed food for the rest of his life, he will be perfectly happy and will never want anything more. Life itself tends to be defined in terms of eating. Anything else will be defi ...more