A Brief Introduction to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
This model suggests that we are (as human animals) affected by a series of influences, and that we are capable of different actions at different levels. Basically if you look at the diagram below it will be better explained.
So, like a pyramid, we need all the layers below addressed before we can operate within a specific level. For us, Learning and Personal development can only be engaged in once the levels below are addressed in turn.
Developing a skill like mountain biking in a group we must be very mindful of the lower levels, and ideally in order.
Participating in an adventurous sport might be explained using a flow diagram:
Answers to these will affect the ability for people to engage properly, with confidence, and with a Growth Mindset, In a group context, if we can look around us and be aware of the likely answers to these questions for others, we can understand how they may behave, or even help them move up the scale.
As individuals we can recognise how outside influences will affect our place on the hierarchy (predicting future behaviour) and either:
Seek to mitigate them (I WILL BE COLD = PUT ANOTHER LAYER ON) or
Control them (I AM COLD, SO I MUST CONCENTRATE ON NOT JUST THINKING ABOUT MYSELF)
and as riders within a group, we can predict other rider's reactions; This person is cold, therefore they are not interested in the view or having a bit of craic, they're just thinking about getting out of the wind. - Shelter first, craic later.