SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the differential treatment of a person based on their social class, cultural background, education, etc. See discrimination. SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION: "Joe suffered social discrimination as he was a mental patient." Related Psychology Terms NORMATIVE-REEDUCATIVE STRATEGY SOCIAL SCALE PITCH DISCRIMINATION SOCIAL DISTANCE TITLE IX ETHNIC SOCIAL MOBILITY EVERYDAY RACISM SEX DISCRIMINATION TREATMENT BIAS Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOCIAL DISCRIMINATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-discrimination/ (accessed June 27, 2017).