Summary: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (often represented as a pyramid with five levels of needs) is a motivational theory in psychology that argues that while people aim to meet basic needs, they seek to meet successively higher needs in the form of a pyramid.
Originator: Abraham Maslow in 1943.
Key terms: deficiency needs, growth needs, physiological, safety, belongingness, esteem, self-actualization
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. In Learning Theories. Retrieved from URL: http://www.learning-theories.com/maslows-hierarchy-of-needs.html