SOCIAL INSTINCT

1. Desire for contact and a feeling of belonging in a social setting. 2. Psychology of Alfred Adler. The innate drive for cooperation that makes normal people incorporate social interest and the common good. See herd instinct.

SOCIAL INSTINCT: "Our social instinct is a desire for engaging in group behaviour."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL INSTINCT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-instinct/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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