SOCIAL MOVEMENT By N., Sam M.S. - 5 the deliberate and organised effort of people and groups to seek change or to resist change. This emerges and operates outside political institutions. See community action group; social action program. SOCIAL MOVEMENT: "An example of a social movement is the reformist movement." Related Psychology Terms COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH (NIMII) REHABILITATION (Psychiatric) COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory) MENTAL PATIENT ORGANIZATIONS JOINT COMMISSION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND HEALTH SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) DAY HOSPITAL (Day Care Program) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOCIAL MOVEMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-movement/ (accessed June 29, 2022).