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n. the tendency for human beings to enjoy the company of others and to want to associate with them in social activities. Gregariousness gives people security, companionship, acceptance, and a sense of belonging. In nonhuman animals, gregariousness is seen in the tendency to congregate in herds or flocks. See need for affiliation; social instinct. —gregarious adj.

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normative research

normative research

research conducted for the purpose of ascertaining norms.