SANCTION By N., Sam M.S. - 33 Any penalty, specified or in the form of moral pressure, that acts to ensure compliance or conformity. See also: social sanction. SANCTION: "The U.S. Has imposed sanctions on North Korea." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT ANTISOCIAL REACTION Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) OBSESSRVE-COMPULSIVE REACTION Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SANCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sanction/ (accessed December 1, 2022).