Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and the Chinese Antique Jade Collection

According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs(Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review.), Needs has often been represented in a hierarchial pyramid with five levels.  The four levels (lower-order needs) are considered physiological needs, while the top level of the pyramid is considered growth needs.  The lower level needs must be satisfied before higher-order needs can influence behavior. The levels are as follows:maslow

  • Self-actualization – includes morality, creativity, problem solving, etc.
  • Esteem – includes confidence, self-esteem, achievement, respect, etc.
  • Belongingness – includes love, friendship, intimacy, family, etc.
  • Safety – includes security of environment, employment, resources, health, property, etc.
  • Physiological – includes air, food, water, sex, sleep, other factors towards homeostasis, etc. What kind of needs for Chinese jade collection? Should it be the need of Belongingness?

 

 

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