Recognition (sociology)

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Recognition in sociology is public acknowledgement of person's status or merits (achievements, virtues, service, etc.).[1]

In psychology, excessively seeking for recognition is regarded as one of the defining traits of a narcissistic personality disorder.[citation needed]

Another example of recognition is when some person is accorded some special status, such as title or classification.[citation needed]

According to Taylor, recognition of one's identity is both a fundamental need and a right, and non- or misrecognition is a form of oppression.[2]

In workplaces, some use recognition among peers or from managers to encourage employee engagement. Recognition at work has been proven to help motivate employees.[3]

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  1. ^ "recognition | Definition of recognition in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries | English. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  2. ^ Taylor, Charles (1992). "The politics of recognition".
  3. ^ Muse, The. "The Secret to Motivating Your Team". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-02-21.

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