The deepest urge in human nature is the desire to feel important

  • This quote stems from Dr. John Dewey, an American philosopher and psychologist, and appears in Book - How to win friends and influence peopleBook - How to win friends and influence people

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    author: Dale Carnegie
    title: How to win friends and influence people




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  • It explains both egoistic and altruistic behavior and all professional endevors (even non profit activity) make sense if looked at through this lense.
  • Is this a societal construct? There are individuals that seem to not be affected by this
  • How does this relate to academic psychology? Are there models and theories that support this notion?
    • McClelland's Theory of Needs proposes three psychological motivators: power, achievement, affiliation. Does this fit?