Mere belonging: the power of social connections.

@article{Walton2012MereBT,
  title={Mere belonging: the power of social connections.},
  author={G. Walton and Geoffrey L. Cohen and David Cwir and S. Spencer},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={
          513-32
        }
}
Four experiments examined the effect on achievement motivation of mere belonging, a minimal social connection to another person or group in a performance domain. Mere belonging was expected to increase motivation by creating socially shared goals around a performance task. Participants were led to believe that an endeavor provided opportunities for positive social interactions (Experiment 1), that they shared a birthday with a student majoring in an academic field (Experiment 2), that they… Expand
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