Sense of Belonging: Definition & Theory


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What is a sense of belonging from a psychological perspective?

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1. What is a support system?

2. What do researchers say can happen with only one instance of exclusion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Feeling as if we belong is obviously important to our psychological well-being, but you may not have realized just how important it is. This assessment will go over some points on the sense of belonging theory that you went over in the attached lesson, such as support systems and the effects of exclusion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Definitions of a support system and a sense of belonging
  • Consequences of exclusion
  • Positive effects of a sense of belonging
  • Research on a sense of belonging and development

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the attached lesson's main points on the psychological effects of a sense of belonging
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you've understood what a sense of belonging entails, what happens when we lack it, and how scientists study it
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding of the topic to accurately answer the assessment questions on some key facts related to sense of belonging theory

Additional Learning

Read over some more facts on this topic in the corresponding lesson called Sense of Belonging: Definition & Theory. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of a sense of belonging
  • Why a sense of belonging is important
  • What happens without one
  • How to build a sense of belonging