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Personality Theories - Chapter 13 Vocab - Maslow

From the 8th edition of "Personality Theories" by Barbara Engler
STUDY
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Motivation
the reduction of tension by satisfying deficit states or lacks
D-needs (deficiency needs)
needs that arise out of a lack
Metamotivation
growth tendencies within the organism
B-needs (being needs)
needs that arise from the oranism's drive to self-actualize and fulfill its potential
Hierarchy of needs
Maslow's theory of five basic needs ranked in order of strength: physiological, safety, belonging and love, self-esteem, and self-actualization
Self-actualization
a dynamic within the organism leading it to actualize, fulfill, and enhance its inherent potentialities
Peak experience
an intensified experience in which there is a loss of self or transcendence of self