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...

SOCIAL ACTIVITY

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

SPECIAL CHILD

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

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 AGENCY

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

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 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 DEVELOPMENT

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

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 INTERACTION

Social interaction is a process of reciprocal stimulation or response between 2 people. It develops competition, interaction, influences social roles and status and people...

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