Understanding needs

Struggles between our needs and wants influence our decisions, though most of us pay little attention to them. In this course, you will learn how needs, and needs assessments, can improve your decisions and help you achieve valuable results.

   5,671 students completed this course

   86% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Ryan Watkins


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86% of students recommend

“If your wants make your life complicated, try this course. Simplify by focusing on “needs”.”

“Great course!”

“Interesting, but not quite what I expected. I am retired and am focusing on making personal choices rather than making choices in my day to day life.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Just What Influences Our Decisions?
Lesson 2. What Are Needs?
Lesson 3. More on Needs and Their Satisfiers
Lesson 4. Why Defining Needs is Important
Lesson 5. Philosophy of Needs
Lesson 6. Beyond Individual Needs
Lesson 7. Psychology of Needs
Lesson 8. Three Steps to Assessing Needs
Lesson 9. Tools for Measuring and Applying Needs
Lesson 10. Everyday Changes That Lead to Big Improvements
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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