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Personal Agency Drives a New-look Motive Hierarchy

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What motivates people (including you)? This age-old question is everlasting due to so many possible and multi-faceted answers.

What’s your first thought in reacting to that question? For many, it's a pyramid with five colored layers displaying Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs.

Physiological needs comprise the base, and self-actualization is the crowning glory. Introduced in the 1940s and popular by the 60s, Maslow’s theorizing remains prominent and respected to this day.

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