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[The Survival of the Species. The Survival of the Species requires fertility levels adequate to assure continuation of the species. Environmental contaminants, wars, intergroup conflict such as religious pogroms, and other impediments that deplete population must be reduced or eliminated.]
[Social Acceptance: Positive Self-Concept. Emotional well-being involves positive feelings about past experience. Low self-acceptance involves dissatisfaction with self, disappointment with past attainments. Participation in group activities, attending religious gatherings, or engaging in...
[Mastery. Being successful, capable, ambitious, having a purpose in life, making a social contribution with aims and objectives in mind. In our civilization, the basis for mastery is found in the institutions of education and economy.]
[Affective Autonomy. Having pleasure, enjoying an exciting life, emotional well-being. These good things come to us during our leisure hours, identified as recreational activities. Low affective autonomy is characterized by concern with others’ evaluations of self and their expectations and...
[Intellectual Autonomy. Being curious, broad-minded, creative, making mental progress, personal growth, social coherence. These are the products of a lifetime of learning, the institution of education, broadly conceived. Low intellectual autonomy relies upon others’ judgments in decision-making,...
[Harmony. A non-toxic environment, enjoying the world of beauty, the feeling of a unity of nature, sustaining environmental mastery. Control of external activities that affect well-being. Low harmony results from inability to change or improve the surrounding context, lack of sense of control...
[Conservatism. Maintaining social order, self-discipline, family security, safety, security obtained through work and productive activity results in social integration.]
[Hierarchy. Distinctions of wealth, social power, authority, usually based upon material prosperity, social actualization, material well-being.]
[Egalitarian Commitment. Equality, social justice, freedom, having positive relations with others regardless of social status, social acceptance, being part of a community, participating.]
[Health. Mental and physical well-being, physical vigor. Not only absence of disease and disability but a state of mental, physical, and social well-being. Low health is indicated by illness, lack of positive feelings, lack of exercise, excessive weight, etc.]
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