A lot of us give in to social influence so as to feel belonged and loved or because it unconsciously promotes our self-esteem and confidence within us. In Abraham Maslow’s theory of Hierarchy of needs, he states that the love and belonging needs, also known as social needs, include a desire to belong, be loved, and to feel accepted, and not to be lonely. He also states that they have a need to be respected, valued by other people and have a sense that they are contributing to the world. (Kleinman, P. (2012). Psych 101: psychology facts, basics, statistics, tests, and more.
Henri Tajfel’s social identity theory hypothesizes that if someone wishes to boost their self-image, based on either personal or social identities, they try to build up their self-esteem. This implies that to be able to feel important and needed in their society, they can improve their self-esteem through personal or group accomplishments. The cognitive process of social categorization establishes the social identity theory. Many social aspects were formed by this theory, such as: stereotyping, favoritism and ethnocentrism. Social identification underlines these attitudes due to social categorization, which can cause competitive behavior.
Functionalist (Regulation-Objective): Societies are the coming together of populations with shared civic values who establish social order which on the whole benefits everybody. Individuals and some identifiable groups may fall into misfortune or maladaptive patterns. The goal of intervention is to help them adapt to existing structures, perhaps making minor institutional adjustments where warranted. Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how it contributes to the stability of the whole society. Society is more than the sum of its parts; rather, each part of society is functional for the stability of the
This interaction improves social skills between others which might not normally occur in the context of happiness. Negative emotions trigger many behaviors through others, and without them, life would not have the opportunity to improve. Having well developed social interactions is a major advantage one must uphold, and our negative emotions can be responsible for these skills. Emotions are a large and necessary part of life, and can widely affect mood, behavior, or feelings towards a specific person or object. Negative emotions can benefit these characteristics, sometimes more than happiness itself.
Flash mobs are examples of groups contributing to positive peer pressure, as often the messages aim to convey positive viewpoints and serve to make people happy through their methods of communication, leading others to follow suit by breaking out of their comfort zones and joining the flash mob movement. This form of peer pressure
People with emotional stability will have less anxiety, fear and have higher expectations from learning. Watson and Clark (1997) pointed out that extraversion have a positive effect on informal learning as it is described as a form of interactive learning particularly, learning from others. People with openness to experiences can improve their skills as well as knowledge through the interaction with others as well as self-reflection. Unideniably, the element of motivation is an important factor influencing employee performance. Werner and DeSimon (2011) defines motivation as the desire in the achievement of a goal or a certain performance level, thereby leading to a goal-director behaviour.
According to him, Social Identity Theory is on the premise that positive social identity is based on advantageous intergroup evaluations, that a positive dependence exists between forte of the group identification and the quantity of positive intergroup diversity. First, he describes the connection that exists in group identification and in-group bias. In this, he maintains that where group identification is founded on a positive in-group assessment and that if individuals are inspired to realize and/or uphold a constructive social identity, and if in-groups are assessed based on their relation to pertinent out-groups, then there should be a relation between an identification and prejudice. Citing various researches, the author asserts that there is a probability that groups can vary from each other widely in their social identity purposes and these identity functions are not properly captured by Social Identity Theory as prescribed. Further, the author believes
Non verbal inner speech or self talk is a major influence of self esteem. Through well preformed communication one will enhance the way one views themselves. The way others view us also plays a part in how we view ourselves. People think highly of others that have well developed communication skills. Successful communication is linked to greater self esteem