Abraham Maslow’s Two Hierarchies of Need

Did you know, Abraham Maslow, the psychologist who proposed the original Hierarchy of Needs, actually suggested two hierarchies of need? It is true. Maslow’s first hierarchy, which everybody knows about, and which appears in all the introductory psychology texts of...

The Seven Essential Human Needs – Basic Statement

In two previous articles, we examined the importance of environment to creating healthy, whole, and connected, living beings. In the first article, we looked at the so-called “alpha wolf” and determined that alpha behaviour is toxic behaviour, a “mental illness”...

Are you a toxic alpha wolf or a connected human being?

In a previous article, I looked at the scientific error that is the alpha male. There, I noted that alpha behaviour, at least in wolves, was unnatural behaviour created by wolf biologists when they ripped wolves from the wild and stuck them in an artificial zoo lab....

How environment creates the “alpha” male

The big, bad, alpha male. An aggressive, domineering, competitive, and scrappy tough guy. He’s got loads of gumption, and he takes guff from nobody as he fights his way to the top. He’s married to the most beautiful women, drives the most expensive cars, is the most...

The Seven Essential Needs

In a previous paper (Sosteric and Ratkovic 2018) we invoked Maslow’s twin hierarchies of need to suggest a framework for understanding “how to be human.” Maslow’s twin hierarchies[1] of need give clues on what we need to do to make humans happy, whole, and connected....
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