A Guide to the 5 Levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
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Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 2 min read
In a 1943 paper titled "A Theory of Human Motivation," American psychologist Abraham Maslow theorized that human decision-making is undergirded by a hierarchy of psychological needs. In his initial paper and a subsequent 1954 book titled Motivation and Personality, Maslow proposed that five core needs form the basis for human behavioral motivation.