Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Murder, She Wrote, continued

Murder and Terrorism

During the 1970’s, Maslow’s basic five stage model was modified to include cognitive and aesthetic needs (Maslow, 1970a) and later transcendence needs (Maslow, 1970b).

The expanded hierarchy of needs:

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Whether within the five stage model or its more expanded version, it seems likely that the would-be terrorist is working out of one or more deficiency needs.

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