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Lecture 4

PSYC 3430 Lecture 4: Psych 3430 - Lecture 4 - 02_08_19.2


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3430
Professor
Peter K Papadogiannis
Lecture
4

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Social Motivation
Need for affiliation - people with high need for affiliation tend to join more groups and
spend more time in them; however, they often fear rejection (extraverts?) or relationships
are severed/ unpleasant interactions
People would like to affiliate, present with others, make connections with others -
not a deep connection
Tend to join more groups and spend more time with them- tend to fear rejection
Need for intimacy - people with high need for intimacy tend to join more groups in order
to find close relationships with others. Tend to care more for others - do not fear rejection
as a person motivated by affiliation
People with a high intimacy tend to join more groups - they join specific groups
where they can find more intimate and close relationships.
Need for power - people with high need for power tend to join groups to influence others,
need for control in groups (eg. organizing and structuring activities)
People join groups because they have a need to influence individuals and groups
For each of the three interpersonal needs - inclusion, control, and affection - the FIRO
instrument also provides a measure of how much each need is Expressed or Wanted by
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