the positive appraisal and acceptance of a person by a social group. It can include compliments, praise, etc. Compare it with social disapproval for concept clarity and deep understanding.
SOCIAL APPROVAL: "Joe sought social approval from his AA group."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOCIAL APPROVAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-approval/ (accessed March 23, 2023).