SOCIAL EVOLUTION By N., Sam M.S. - 60 the gradual change in a society that is seen over a period of time. in contrast with sudden and dramatic changes caused by political upheavals. See cultural drift; social change. SOCIAL EVOLUTION: "In social evolution a society slowly changes over a period of time." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development FROMM, ERICH (1900—) SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) EMOTION (General) STIMULUS (literally “goad”) BRAIN WAVES (Electroencephalogram, EEG) Hitler and Conformity SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOCIAL EVOLUTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-evolution/ (accessed January 29, 2023).