GESELLSCHAFT By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 this is the name that describes a social group or a society where the people feel isolated from each other. Relationships are mainly contractual and guided by self-interest. GESELLSCHAFT: "Gesellschaft is a German word meaning a type of society." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL ORGANIZATION NATURAL GROUP INTERPERSONAL LEARNING GROUP SOCIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE SOCIAL MOBILITY SOCIAL INTERACTION UNIVERSALITY CULTURE MULTICULTURALISM 1 SOCIETY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GESELLSCHAFT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gesellschaft/ (accessed October 17, 2019).