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Three of Henry Murray's Needs

List and define three of Henry Murray's needs. For one of the needs, provide an example of an occupation that would help to satisfy that need and explain why. For another need, describe how the need can cause trouble for a person in an occupational role.

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1. List and define three of Henry Murray's needs. For one of the needs, provide an example of an occupation that would help to satisfy that need and explain why. For another need, describe how the need can cause trouble for a person in an occupational role.

Needs as personality:

Henry Murray (1893 - 1988) was active in developing a theory of motivation throughout the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. He believed that a need is a
potentiality or readiness to respond in a certain way under certain given circumstances... It is a noun, which stands for the fact that a certain trend is apt to recur.
(Murray, et al. 1938, p. 124). A major assumption of Murray's theory was that behavior is driven by an internal state of disequilibrium. In other words, we have a LACK of something and this drives us. We are dissatisfied and we desire something. ...

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This solution lists and defines three of Henry Murray's needs. It also provides an example of an occupation that would help to satisfy that need and explains why. For another need, it describes how the need can cause trouble for a person in an occupational role.

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