James Begged His Mother to Buy Him Some High-Top Converse

Question 48
Multiple Choice

James begged his mother to buy him some high-top Converse shoes. When asked why he wanted these shoes, he said that he wanted them because they were comfortable. He really wanted them because his two best friends have them, and if he had them, he would be considered "cool," but he didn't want to tell his mother that. Wanting to appear "cool" to his friends represents which type of motive? A) manifest B) hidden C) secondary D) latent E) social