ERG [and Maslow] : LUSENET : History & Theory of Psychology : One Thread

After Maslow's need hierarchy theory,there was someone who expand his theory by the ERG theory(maybe so called).I want to know his name,and its main content.Thank you very much. yours anniea

-- anniea why (, August 14, 2001


You're thinking of Alderfer's ERG Model. Try a Google search on the internet--I found quite a few entries that way.

-- Hendrika Vande Kemp (, September 24, 2001.


E- Existance - lower level of need R- Relatedness - further need is of social & inter personal group around G- Growth - Last need is of growth of individual in every aspect of life

-- ambuj paliwal (, October 17, 2001.

I would like to know ERG theory and Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

-- Mari Hanawa (, April 24, 2002.

hello, alfred adlferer was the main proponent of the theory. It is like MAslow's theory but needs are summarized into 3 general categories only but reasoning suggests that those three are like maslow's 5 different needs. Quite interesting! Unlike Maslow's hierarchy, the ERG theory believes that fulfillment of the levels are circular rather than hierarchical. A need can be sufficed concurrently and "non-steppical". Pls read different books in Motivation for addtional explantions/

-- joseph yusiong (, September 30, 2004.

Actually I believe it was Clayton Alderfer not Albert or whoever they said.

-- Tausha Joseph (, February 22, 2005.

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