Motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs.
Tier 1: Physiological Needs- food, water, shelter, sleep, clothing, air, reproduction.
Tier 2: Safety Needs: personal employment, security, resources, health, property.
Tier 3: Love and Belonging- friendship, family, intimacy, sense of connection.
Tier 4: Esteem- respect, self esteem, status, recognition, strength, freedom.
Tier 5: Self-Actualization- desire to become the most that one can be.