Social control is a general term used to refer to the societal and political machinations employed to manage individual and group behaviors. Once effectively employed, social control provides conformity and compliance to... More »

Common examples of informal social control methods include criticism, disapproval, ridicule, sarcasm and shame. Exclusion and discrimination are considered severe types of informal social control. More »

Social control theory is the idea that people obey rules and follow laws because that is what is generally accepted by everyone else. People strive to uphold regulations, not because they necessarily agree with them, but... More »

The different types of social behavior include emotional behavior, violent behavior, aggressive behavior, group action and prosocial behavior. Social behavior consists of conduct and actions exhibited by individuals with... More »

Social customs include actions and behaviors that are expected of a particular culture. Social customs may include how a person greets another, makes eye contact, dresses in public and converses in a discussion. Social c... More »

Social orientation refers to the theory that explains why a person has particular behaviors, relationships and adaptations with other people and/or society in general. Also referred to as social dominance orientation in ... More »

A control group is a group of individuals or cases that are assigned to an experimental group and are treated the same as the experimental group; however, they are not aligned with the experimental treatment or the exper... More »