A Study of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Decision-Making
This study attempts to clarify the psychological structures of people’s values and their decision-making processes while validating the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Within this attempt, we apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs  to the framework of this structure, and we propose a view of decision-making that is composed of two systems. One system is value judgment pressure expressed by value judgment distance (ego-involvement scale), and the other system is decisions made from value selection pressure expressed by distance among basic needs. (basic needs  ) This is a view of the basic structure of values and decision-making.
KeywordsJudgment Distance Alternative Cluster Alternative Scale Psychological Structure Current Lifestyle
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