PSYC 1104 Maslows Theory Argument Essay
Background: When considering the accuracy and applicability of a psychological theory, one must consider the context in which it was developed. For example, a theory developed and tested within an Individualist society, may not apply to people raised in a Collectivist society. This is the case for the vast majority of psychological theories (Henrich, Heine, & Norenzayan, 2010), including Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Essay: Maslow’s theory on the hierarchy of needs reflects universal motivations that all humans possess, regardless of whether they live in an Individualistic or Collectivist society. In your essay, take a position on the statement (i.e., indicate whether you agree or disagree) and present a critical discussion of the research evidence that supports your position.
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Bouzenita, A. I., & Boulanouar, A. W. (2016). Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: An Islamic critique. Intellectual Discourse, 24(1), 59-81.
Gambrel, P. A., & Cianci, R. (2003). Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: Does it apply in a collectivist culture. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 8(2), 143–161. PSYC 1104 Maslows Theory Argument Essay
Henrich, J., Heine, S. & Norenzayan, A. Most people are not WEIRD. Nature 466, 29 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466029a
Hofstede, G. (1984). The cultural relativity of the quality of life concept. Academy of Management Review, 9(3), 389–398.
Keller, H. (2012), Autonomy and Relatedness Revisited: Cultural Manifestations of Universal Human Needs. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 12-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-8606.2011.00208.x
Maslow, A. H. (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50, 370–396.
Mittelman, W. (1991). Maslow’s study of self-actualization: A reinterpretation. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 31(1), 114–135.
Nadkarni, A. & Hofmann, S. (2012). Why do people use Facebook? Personality and Individual Differences, 52(3), 243-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.007.
Raymond, M. A., Mittelstaedt, J. D., & Hopkins, C. D. (2003) When Is a Hierarchy Not a Hierarchy? Factors Associated with Different Perceptions of Needs, with Implications for Standardization – Adaptation Decisions in Korea. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 11(4), 12-25, https://doi.org/10.1080/10696679.2003.11658505
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