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The hierarchy he described may be drawn as follows: Figure Describing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory requires that: Each individual’s needs must be satisfied at the lower levels before they progress to the higher, more complex levels.

When low-level needs are satisfied, individuals are no longer motivated by them.

They are: 5) Cognitive: to know, to understand, and explore; 6) Aesthetic: symmetry, order, and beauty; 7) Self-actualization: to find self-fulfillment and realize one’s potential; and Self-transcendence: to connect to something beyond the ego or to help others find self-fulfillment and realize their potential.

Everyone needs to be loved, to be accepted, and to belong. Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being.

Individuals join social, religious, fraternal, and educational organizations to fulfill this psychological need.

Daniels (2001) suggests that Maslow’s ultimate conclusion that the highest levels of self-actualization are transcendent in their nature may be one of his most important contributions to the study of human behavior and motivation.

Norwood (1999) proposes that Maslow’s hierarchy can be used to describe the kinds of information that individual’s seek at different levels.

Self-actualized people are characterized by: 1) being problem-focused; 2) incorporating an ongoing freshness of appreciation of life; 3) a concern about personal growth; and 4) the ability to have peak experiences.

Maslow later differentiated the growth need of self-actualization, specifically naming two lower-level growth needs prior to general level of self-actualization (Maslow & Lowery, 1998) and one beyond that level (Maslow, 1971).

For example, individuals at the lowest level seek coping information in order to meet their basic needs.

Information that is not directly connected to helping a person meet his or her needs in a very short time span is simply left unattended.

Most Knowledge Workers have no need to worry about their physiological, security, and safety needs, so these basic, low-level needs no longer motivate their actions, although the needs are always present.

Many people are today motivated primarily by social, esteem, and self-actualizing needs.

One of the best-known theories explaining the actions of people is that of Dr. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 15, 212-240.

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