The Handbook of Theories of Social Psychology is an essential resource for researchers and students of social psychology and related disciplines.

Need-to-Belong Theory

Need-to-belong theory
Roy F.Baumeister


The motivation to form and sustain at least a minimum amount of social connections is one of the most powerful, universal, and influential human drives. It shapes emotion, cognition, and behavior. It explains self-esteem as an internal measure of one's chances of having good relationships. ...

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