Title

The Color Blind Leading the Blind: The Ascension to Self-Actualization through a Furry Guide

Presenter Information

Justin Levy

Department

English and Technical Communication

Major

Geology and Geophysics

Research Advisor

Johnson, Lindgren H.

Advisor's Department

English and Technical Communication

Abstract

In 1943, Abraham Maslow released his hierarchy of needs, and ever since people have been judged as to whether they are “self-actualized” or not. This method, though, has long left out the non fully functioning humans, such as those suffering from blindness. People afflicted with blindness though can now ascend through the hierarchy all the way to the peak at self-actualization, with the help of a guide dog, more commonly referred to as a seeing-eye dog. The guide dog allows the blind to pass the level of the hierarchy they used to be stuck on and leads them to the next all the way to the fifth and final stage of self-actualization.

Biography

Justin is a sophomore in Geology & Geophysics at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Justin is active in many endeavors across campus. He works in Student Assistance Services for the Department of Residential Life. Justin is a member of Engineers Without Borders, as a member of the Tacachia, Bolivia Team. In fact, Justin is in charge of the Distribution and Settling Tank Project in Tacachia, Bolivia, and is also on the executive board of Engineers Without Borders as the Fundraising Chair for the entire chapter. He is also a member of the C.L. Dake Geological Society, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Missouri S&T Lacrosse Club.

Research Category

Social Sciences

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

10 Apr 2012, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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The Color Blind Leading the Blind: The Ascension to Self-Actualization through a Furry Guide

Carver Room

In 1943, Abraham Maslow released his hierarchy of needs, and ever since people have been judged as to whether they are “self-actualized” or not. This method, though, has long left out the non fully functioning humans, such as those suffering from blindness. People afflicted with blindness though can now ascend through the hierarchy all the way to the peak at self-actualization, with the help of a guide dog, more commonly referred to as a seeing-eye dog. The guide dog allows the blind to pass the level of the hierarchy they used to be stuck on and leads them to the next all the way to the fifth and final stage of self-actualization.