Two types of motivation for recognition: Secure and insecure

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Data from multiple sources supported the distinction between secure and insecure motivation for recognition. Insecure recognition motivation was related to Fear of Power and need for Intimacy in Thematic-Apperception-Test type of stories but not to recognition-seeking in stories or in groups. The reverse was true for secure recognition motivation. Subjects were Israeli undergraduates who completed questionnaires and wrote imaginative stories and participated in sensitivity-training groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-914
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3 PART 1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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