FORMAL GROUP By N., Sam M.S. - 165 the name that is given to any group that has been deliberately formed by members for a specific purpose. It will have goals and operating procedures. FORMAL GROUP: "An example of a formal group is a scout group." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development LEVEL OF ASPIRATION MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL Diagnosis and Treatment Planning ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Evaluation of a Qualitative Study Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FORMAL GROUP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/formal-group/ (accessed December 6, 2022).