Book Definition: Attachment and Affiliation needs energize us when we are no longer concerned about danger. These needs make us want to belong, to affiliate with others, to love, and to be loved.


In Your Own Words



  • The need to want to belong to something or someone
  • The human need to be accepted and recognized by others.

Examples/Functions


  • An orphan longing to become a part of a family.
  • A new student wanting to be friends with other classmates.
  • A puppy wanting to be adopted by a family that will love it.

Additional Resources



  1. http://www.accel-team.com/maslow_/maslow_nds_02.html