• The need of human beings to have interpersonal attachments and to feel a sense of belonging with other people is considered fundamental to the species
  • Examples of love and belongingness needs include friendship, intimacy, trust, affection and love
  • It also includes affiliation, being part of a group (family, friends, work)
  • Belongingness needs are innate
  • They are universal
  • The deprivation of satisfying these needs can have negative consequences for the individual

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