VERTICAL MOBILITY By N., Sam M.S. - 8 the motion or displacement of people or groups from one social class to new social class. This might take the shape of upward or downward mobility. VERTICAL MOBILITY: "Vertical mobility is more common in a downward structure, than it's converse, upward mobility." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY ECOLOGICAL STUDIES CHILD PSYCHIATRY SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) FROMM, ERICH (1900—) MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VERTICAL MOBILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vertical-mobility/ (accessed August 10, 2022).