SOCIAL PUNISHMENT By N., Sam M.S. - 88 any negative stimulus like shunning, emotional withdrawal or sign of disapproval. Compare social reinforcement. SOCIAL PUNISHMENT: "Social punishment is any negative stimulus a person receives in society." Related Psychology Terms REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) FROMM, ERICH (1900—) SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AVOIDANCE LEARNING Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOCIAL PUNISHMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-punishment/ (accessed August 13, 2022).