Gangs Become Surrogate Families — History.com Video#gangs-become-surrogate-families
Maslow believes that human beings are motivated by unsatisfied needs and in order to satisfy the higher needs, you must first satisfy the lower needs, in order to reach self-actualization in life. One cannot act unselfishly until certain needs are met. Belonging is third in the hierarchy of needs. Humans naturally need to feel a sense of safety and belonging early on and if this need is not met, a person will accept it from anywhere. Gang induction is a perfect example of how children are looking for love and a sense of belonging so they turn to gangs who give them what they need emotionally, but also have the person participating in illegal activities.