Affection - Five Affection Needs

Five Affection Needs

American psychologist Henry Murray developed a theory of personality that was organized in terms of motives, presses, and needs. According to Murray, these psychogenic needs function mostly on the unconscious level, but play a major role in our personality. Murray classified five affection needs:

Five affection needs
Need Definition
Affiliation Spending time with other people
Nurturance Taking care of another person
Play Having fun with others
Rejection Rejecting other people
Securance Being helped or protected by others

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