AFFILIATION

1. with regard to social psychology, a cultural union with others, typically rooted in likeness or individual closeness instead of on assumed material advantages. 2. Emotions rooted in a lack of self-worth, lack of hope, or lack of control over outside deterrents that are generated via mutual relationships with others, often rooted in likeness or individual closeness.

AFFILIATION: "Tommy's therapist encouraged his ongoing affiliation with his friends, but discouraged engaging in past activities that involved drinking."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AFFILIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affiliation/ (accessed October 8, 2019).
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