In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote a paper, “A Theory of Human Motivation,” which explained how drive and motivation are correlated to the understanding of human needs and behavior. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a motivational theory that proposes that while people aim to meet their basic needs, they aspire to attain higher order needs in the form of a pyramid. This idea is shown in his presentation below:
Research Maslow’s Theory and address the following:
1. In brief, describe the theory and how it has increased our understanding of personal and organizational needs and satisfaction. What are the criticisms of the theory?
2. Examine the pyramid and reflect on your current situation. Are your motivations dictated by your current needs? Explain.
Minimum of 400 words and not more than 750 words. Use APA citations and references if you use ideas from the readings or other sources.