Speaking the language of peace

AT THE PODIUM—Author Paul K. Chappell provides his world view to Rotarians on Oct. 3. Courtesy of Richard Folsom

Psychologist Abraham Maslow, in a 1943 paper, posited that humans have hierarchial needs that can be arranged as a triangle—at the base are food, shelter and safety. At the top, in the smallest segment, is self-esteem, self-actualization, and community.

As a founder of humanistic psychology, Maslow felt that basic human needs, such as food and shelter, must be fulfilled before a...

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