Basic Psychological Needs in Childhood and Adolescence

Authors

  • Michael Borg-Laufs Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach

Keywords:

basic psychological needs, child development, adolescence, attachment

Abstract

In this article, four basic psychological needs, derived from psychological basic research, are presented. These are the needs for orientation and control, pleasure gain/distress avoidance, self esteem protection, and attachment. It is argued, that the satisfaction or violation of these needs has a main impact on the development of children and adolescents. To take these needs into account in various areas of pedagogical and psychosocial work gives good opportunities to help children and adolescents developing in a desired direction. The use of this concept is helpful in western societies as well as in developing countries.

Published

2013-03-29

How to Cite

Borg-Laufs, M. (2013). Basic Psychological Needs in Childhood and Adolescence. Journal of Education and Research, 3(1), 41-51. Retrieved from http://www.kusoed.edu.np/journal/index.php/je/article/view/64

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