-According to Maslow’s hierarchy, physiological needs like satisfying hunger would trump higher needs like the need to be a respectable, law-abiding citizen. This would explain why a hungry poor person would resort to stealing to feed themselves.
-Assuming this lonely student’s more basic needs (physiological and safety) are first met, they will then seek to fulfill their need to belong and feel accepted. Joining a club is one approach to fulfilling this need.
-Even after achieving modest success, people often feel that they are capable of more success. This artist may feel that she is bound for even greater heights in her career. Another explanation is that she finds meaning and self-transcendence in her art.