SOCIAL PRESSURE

the influence that is exerted on a person or group by another person or group. It includes rational argument, persuasion, conformity and demands. See...

SPECIAL CHILD

a child with special needs for education and training. They may have learning disabilities, mental retardation or emotional problems.

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

anything that brings members of a community together to interact like dancing, games and street parties.

SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL)

There is considerable confusion about the definition of sexual deviation. One approach puts the primary emphasis on social disapproval, and defines it as “sexual...

SOCIAL FACTORS

These are the factors that affect our thought and behaviour in social situations. This includes feedback, splitting into smaller groups and unresolved conflict. Social...

SOCIAL AGENCY

These are the agencies that provide health, welfare and rehabilitation services. The aim is to improve quality of life.

SOCIAL REHABILITATION

1. The achievement of a higher level of social functioning in people with mental disorders or disabilities. 2. Achievement of a higher level of...

SOCIAL PYRAMID

a hierarchic distribution of power seen in social structures that are in a pyramid shape. Power is given to a few people at the...

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

the gradual gaining of skills, relationships and attitudes that enables a person to interact in society.

SATYRIASIS (Satyrism)

A sexual deviation in males consisting of an excessive or insatiable desire for gratification.The terms “excessive” and “insatiable” are difficult to define since there...

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