The hierarchy of needs theory was developed by a humanist psychologist who was Abraham Maslow in the 1943s. The first time he was announcing the hierarchy of needs theory is by designed a proposed paper into the public which titled title a Theory of Human Motivation. The Maslow’s theory states about the basic needs in human life. This theory can be a motivation for people to fulfil their basic needs so they can reach a prosperity and successful life. In his theory, Maslow divided the basic human needs into five level categorizes that symbolist like a pyramid shape. The first level is a physiological need which is associated with the natural needs of human, the second level is security need which is associated with the safety condition of human, and the third level is Love and Belonging Needs. Now we are going to discussed about the third level of the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory which is Love and Belonging Needs.
When the physiological need and security need well being satisfied or fulfil, then for the next stage will appear the need of love, affection and sense of belonging as the human need in their life. Human is the social creatures, so they need someone or other people to share whether it is love, affection or sense of belonging. The Love and Belonging needs are include friendship, intimacy and desire to have a family. Some people also say that Love and Belonging Needs are the social need.
Human need to feel a sense of belonging, love, and affection whether it comes from a large social group, or small social connections. They are needed to love and be loved by others. If this need is not fulfil or satisfied, many people will become susceptible to loneliness, social anxiety, and depression.