This assignment has three components for a total of 10 points:
Your response to the prompt is worth 5 points
Your reply to a classmate’s response is worth 2.5 points,
Your second to a classmate’s response or comment is worth 2.5 points.
Responses should be substantive and meaningful.
This is your chance to collaborate with your classmates to help everyone connect with our content.
Review the Simply Psychology page on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to develop a further understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Then, respond to the prompt below:
Considering what you learned today about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – and the concept of Wellness – think about a character, plot, scene, etc. from a beloved film, TV show, book, etc, and share it with the class.
Explain how the struggle of the protagonist (the main character) can be viewed through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Then, if you would like, consider how your explanation of the character’s journey of needs might help you understand your own.
For example:”I love the movie Cast Away. It’s fits so well with Maslow’s Hierarchy because the character finds himself stranded on a desert island. At first, his primary concerns are finding water and food. He learns how to get coconuts down from the trees, allowing him to meet his most pressing survival needs. Then, he sets out to create shelter, to give himself defense from wild animals and security from the heat, rain, and wind. After some heartbreaking failures, he figures out how to make a tent from foraged items, and eventually how to make his own fire. With his basic needs having been met, his loneliness becomes his most pressing problem, which he solves by befriending a volleyball that washes up on shore. He then has to…”