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Differences Between Physiological and Psychological Needs

What are the differences between physiological and psychological needs and provide examples of each in your response.

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1. What are the differences between physiological and psychological needs and provide examples of each in your response.

PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS

Physiological needs are a person's most basic needs: food, shelter, and clothing. They are survival needs. They are things without which we cannot live: food, water, air, shelter clothing. Physiological needs are the basic needs for physical survival; the lowest level on Maslow's hierarchy of needs. These include other needs like protein, salt, sugar, calcium, and other minerals and vitamins. They also include the need to maintain a pH balance (getting too acidic or base will kill you) and temperature (98.6 or near to it). Also, there's the needs to be active, to rest, to sleep, to get rid of wastes (CO2, sweat, urine, and feces), to avoid pain (http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html). - "Homeostasis refers to the body's automatic efforts to maintain a constant, normal state of the blood stream. Cannon (2) has described this process for (1) the water content of the blood, ...

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