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Need Fulfillment in Relationships

  • By: Benjamin Le & Allison K. Farrell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

One reason humans find relationships particularly rewarding is that they serve to fulfill needs. Needs are those necessary conditions and elements that are essential to individuals' physical and psychological well-being. In his seminal 1938 book, Henry Murray provided a set of ...

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