Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Question: Give a detailed overview of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Compare and contrast physiological and psychological needs.  Response: Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs follows a logical progression: physiological, safety, belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization (Deckers, 2005). Maslow’s basic assumption is that lesser needs must be satisfied before higher needs can be addressed and satiated. Physiological needs are... Continue Reading →

Theories of Biology

Evolution by Natural Selection Evolution is widely viewed as the foundational theory of biology. There are two parts to the theory of evolution. The first part establishes that species can evolve over time. The second part states that this evolving is accomplished through natural selection. Inheritance Inheritance is a theory which predicts that traits and... Continue Reading →

Theories of Sleep (Recuperation vs. Circadian)

Why do we sleep? What governs when or how long we sleep? This activity will assist you in understanding two common sleep theories, recuperation and circadian, which provide different answers to these questions. Depending on which one you support, it may change your outlook on sleep and your current sleeping habits. Categorize each characteristic under... Continue Reading →

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