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Your Psychological Needs: Power

By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to the final psychological need, we have found the only one on the list that is distinctly human. You might notice that the previous four: Survival, Belonging, Fun, and sometimes Freedom, can be found in many creatures. But the need for Power? That's unique.  That's all human. It's important [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Freedom

By: Jonathan Pishner As we get to Freedom, we are moving into the more abstract and complex psychological needs. You might notice that the previous three: Survival, Belonging, and Fun are somewhat easily understood. But Freedom? How do you define that clearly? We know that it's a psychological need, but it's the first on our [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Fun

By: Jonathan Pishner In our society today, most people have come to believe fun is optional. Notice that it's on our list of psychological NEEDS, not on a list of wants. The simple fact is, Fun is mandatory for a happy and healthy life, no matter your age. Without this basic need met, you cannot [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Belonging

By: Jonathan Pishner Human beings are social creatures. No matter how much of a loner you are, you're also designed to need a certain amount of human interaction in order to feel good. As with all of the Psychological Needs, the level of need and how it gets met vary greatly between individuals. Some people [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Survival

By: Jonathan Pishner Human beings have the most complex brains on the planet. We can contemplate the meaning of life, our purpose, the nature of right and wrong, and the universe itself. And if you ask any two people about those things, you're likely to get three different answers. But despite our complexity, there are [...]

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Your Psychological Needs: Introduction

By: Jonathan Pishner There are a lot of complicated concepts in the field of psychology. But some things are simple enough and useful enough that anyone can use it to help make their life better. One of the simplest and most beneficial ideas is our Psychological Needs. This is the first of a series of [...]

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