SOCIAL APPROVAL

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., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL APPROVAL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-approval/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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