What Is Social Cohesion? - Definition & Theory


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1. Which of these groups has the strongest cohesion?

2. Which of these is NOT an example of a social norm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your proficiency to understand social cohesion theory. The quiz questions will cover question such as the experts who did research on social cohesion and whether or not groups must have the same beliefs for social cohesion to exist.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Definitions of social contract and social cohesion
  • Whether or not all members of a group must share beliefs for there to be social cohesion
  • Professionals who researched social cohesion
  • Ways to determine the level of social cohesion in a population

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social cohesion
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a social contract
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about ways to determine the level of social cohesion

Additional Learning

To review information about social cohesion, read through the short lesson titled What Is Social Cohesion? - Definition & Theory. The lesson will help you to:

  • Identify what social cohesion is and how social contracts relate
  • Recall examples of social cohesion
  • Learn about different social cohesion theories from professionals
  • Understand the terms relational togetherness and sense of togetherness