Minute Masterclass Episode 68

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. Today we are starting a brand new series on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Abraham Maslow was an american psychologist. While studying monkeys, he began to notice that some of the needs took precedence over others. Think about this example: If you are both thirsty and hungry, you will choose water over food. Water is a stronger need to survive because you can live longer without food. 

As he continued to observe and study, he discovered that humans also have needs that take precedence over other needs. This resulted in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The five layers of the hierarchy (which are typically presented in pyramid form) represent the strongest needs in humans at the base of the pyramid. They are Physiological, Safety, Love and Belonging, Self-Esteem, and Self-Actualization. When the bottom physiological needs are largely taken care of, then the safety needs can be met and so forth, until one reaches self-actualization. Join us for our upcoming episodes on how these needs relate to dance class. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.


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