AFFILIATIVE BEHAVIOR

any sort of behavior that is enacted with the intent of supporting or improving one's individual union with others or which is connected more so with a drive to build, upkeep, and improve close individual partnerships with others.

AFFILIATIVE BEHAVIOR: "Affiliate behavior between couples commonly constitutes sexual behavior, support, and affection."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "AFFILIATIVE BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affiliative-behavior/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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