Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Abraham Maslow has provided one of the most prominent accounts of human motivation with the ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, representing his most well-known contribution to psychology. Maslow researched both ‘exemplary people’ from the past, such as Albert Einstein and Eleanor Roosevelt, and elite college students. Following these studies, Maslow produced the hierarchy of needs, which consists of five distinct groups of needs: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, or self-actualization. To achieve happiness, we must first satisfy our physiological needs; an inability to do so prevents us from dedicating the time and energy required to satisfy our more complex needs. Designers must consider

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