It all sounds so reasonable … relevant … background … factors … but then we plunge into the exploration of Maslow’s Need Hierarchy as the basis of our venture into the ‘new frontier’ of reasonable small group dynamics. Wait! Did I use the world “reasonable” and “group” in the same sentence?
My mistake, but first, let’s quickly review the need hierarchy, you probably have already heard of this many times before, but quickly, it starts on the first level of basic survival needs called physiological, and once those are satisfied, there is time to recognize and address the basic need for security, followed by belongingness and then self esteem, and when all is in place, secured and assured, the top of the hierarchy of self actualization can begin.
But how do these fit into the idea of small group interaction?