Assignment: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Assignment: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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Assignment: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Option 3: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Film

Instructions

View a film where the main character meets some ultimate goal (self-actualization). Excellent examples:Cast AwayAmerican Beauty Pursuit of Happiness, Field of Dreams, The Sandlot, The Blindside, We Bought a Zoo. Each film depicts Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs through the character’s struggles.

Construct an essay regarding the use of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in film. Include the following concepts and perspectives:

  1. In your own words describe the five levels present in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
  2. Analyze how the main character progressed through the levels of needs outlined in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
  3. Identify specific moments when the character is being motivated intrinsically and extrinsically and how those moments contribute to their overall success.
  4. Utilize one theory of emotion in exploring how emotions motivate the individual.

For example, after viewing the film American Beauty, describe the transformation of Lester Burnham from an empty man to being a self-actualized individual. In the film Cast Away, demonstrate which needs Chuck Noland attempted to address when he first arrived on the island? How did he accomplish meeting those needs? How did Chuck progress through the Hierarchy of Needs?

Requirements

Your assignment should be a minimum of 400 words of text (not including any references or heading information such as name, date, course number, etc.).

ESSAY GUIDELINES -:

Write a 1000-1500-word essay addressing each of the following points. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be two main sections, one for each bullet below. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper.

Support your ideas with at least three (3) sources using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page in correct APA do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Length: 1000-1500 words; answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Evaluation Criteria for Paper

(10%) Resources used as rationale for approaches and as sources of content

_____ 5. (20%) write paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered

_____ 5. (20%) Write the Paper in a scholarly manner
(4%) Format includes title page, body of paper, & reference page, with pages numbered