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., Sam M.S., "AFFILIATION," in, April 7, 2013, (accessed August 9, 2022).


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