SOCIAL TRANSMISSION By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the transferring of customs down the generations. See heritage; social heritage. SOCIAL TRANSMISSION: "In social transmission we hand our cultural heritage to the next generation." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL HERITAGE SOCIAL MORES TRADITION SOCIAL CLIMATE SOCIAL STUDIES SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS MORES TRADITION-DIRECTED SOCIAL INSECTS TRADITIONALISM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOCIAL TRANSMISSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-transmission/ (accessed October 28, 2020).