FORMAL GROUP By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 STRUCTURAL GROUP INTRACLASS CORRELATION INTERPERSONAL LEARNING GROUP ASCH SITUATION PROCESS OBSERVER GROUP BOUNDARY AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF GRADU ESPRIT DE CORPS GROUP NETWORK SUPPORT GROUP Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FORMAL GROUP," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/formal-group/ (accessed April 1, 2020).