Esprit de corps-feeling of being part of a sympathetic group


Affiliation- the need to be with others

Affiliation motive can be especially strong in the presence of fear


Affiliation is something that occurs on a daily basis, people need to be with others for many social reasons. Social bonds are something that can be created at a young age, many young children form social bonds at school. Sometimes affiliation can help someone in feeling better, or being happier.

In my life I experience affiliation all the time, I love being around people and socializing. One thing in particular is how I play on a volleyball league, I play year round indoors and outdoors, with the same team and it is something that I look forward too every week.

Schacter s Affiliation Study