Psychology & Psychiatry

Age, gender and culture 'predict loneliness'

Young people, men and people in "individualistic" societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Daily Internet use is linked to social isolation

New research has found that older adults who go online every day are more likely to be socially isolated than those who use the internet less frequently.

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

Isolation, social distancing and extreme changes in daily life are hard now, but the United States also needs to be prepared for what may be an epidemic of clinical depression because of COVID-19.

page 1 from 23

Social relation

A Social relation is a concept in social science referring most generally to a relationship between two or more people, but that relationship can exist without those people actively and deliberately relating, communicating or associating with each other.

Therefore, the concept of a social relation can in fact refer to a multitude of different kinds of social interactions, perhaps regulated by social norms, between people who have a social position and perform a social role. In the hierarchy of sociological concepts, a social relation refers to something more than behavior, action, social behavior, social action, social contact and social interaction.

Social relations form the basis of social organization, social structure, social movement and social system. Individuals are born into a pre-existing pattern or network of social relations, define their identity through social relations, and ultimately cannot survive or stay healthy in an isolated way without social relations. On the other hand, if they experience intense pressure from other people, this can cause individuals to withdraw or try to escape from social relations.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA