SOCIAL EVOLUTION By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 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 SOCIAL CHANGE SOCIAL MOBILITY POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY SOCIAL RESISTANCE SOCIAL MOVEMENT SOCIAL DEPRIVATION SOCIAL ENGINEER POWER-COERCIVE STRATEGY EVOLUTION POSTURAL ARM DRIFT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL EVOLUTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-evolution/ (accessed March 4, 2021).