Glossary N

Need for affiliation refers to the dispositional tendency to seek out others; the extent to which a person desires to be around other people.
Need for closure refers to dimension of individual differences, with high scorers being motivated to reduce ambiguity and uncertainty.
Need for cognition refers to the motivation to think and analyze. Assessed by agreement with items such as "the notion of thinking abstractly is displeasing to me" and disagreement with items such as "I only think as hard as I have to".
Need for intimacy refers to the dispositional tendency to seek warm, positive relationships with others.
Need for positive regard is a term according to Rogers which refers to the need for positive responses from the relevant people in one's life.

Need for power refers to the dispositional tendency to seek control over others; the desire to have social impact and control over others. According to Trait theory , Need for power is the extent to which a person desires to be in control of other people.

Need for self -actualization refers to the need to fulfill one's potential. Need for self-actualization is the highest need in Maslow's Motivational hierarchy.

Need for treatment refers to legal criterion operationalized as a signed certificate by two (2) physicians stating that a person requires treatment but will not agree to it voluntarily. Need for treatment is formerly a sufficient cause to hospitalize the person involuntarily and force him/her to undergo treatment

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