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The Persistent Needs

The Acute Needs in the Humanistic Needs Approach are survival needs which, if they are insecure, can lead to death in minutes. As such there is little to no individual variability present. These are universal needs. The HNA model represents universality with the color red. Above the Acute Needs we find four of the basic needs identified by Abraham Maslow: …

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Non Sequitur: Training Wheels

The term “non sequitur” comes from Latin and means that something does not follow from a previous premise. In formal logic the non sequitur is a type of fallacy in which a conclusion cannot be said to follow from the state premises. I use the phrase regularly as a way to account for my brain jumping to a unrelated topic …

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“Fear is the Mind Killer”

At the foundation of the Humanistic Needs Approach (HNA) are Acute Needs – needs whose absence or insecurity pose a direct threat to our survival. Our Acute Needs include (though may not be limited to) our ability to breathe, freedom from imminent threat of life or limb threatening injury or physical violence, and sufficient clothing and/or shelter to survive environmental …

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Kernel Panic!

I want to stick with my operating system analogy for a little while longer. Regardless of the kind of computer you are most familiar with you have probably experienced Kernel Panic. In the Windows world we call this “The Blue Screen of Death.” Kernel Panic is the result of your machine finding a fault during start up that, if it …