Poster

Need to Belong: Adler's Theory, Contemporary Concepts, and Empirical Evidence

Eva D. Ferguson
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Eva D. Ferguson
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

William L. Curlette
Georgia State University

Kipling D. Williams
Purdue University

Geoff MacDonald
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Abstract
Four papers address the need to belong and what harmful effects occur when humans do not feel they belong. Alfred Adler, long ago, postulated that all persons have an innate need to belong. Adler's theory is presented, as is empirical evidence regarding the importance of the need to belong.

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