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32 Examples of Social Context

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Social context is the social environment and social situation where something happens. A social environment is a place where people interact over an extended period of time such as a school. A social situation are the social conditions at a time and place such as a class attended by a particular group of people on a particular day. The following are common examples of a social context.
Arguments
Celebrations
Charismatic Authority
Communication Barriers
Communication Styles
Competition
Comradery
Conversation
Cooperation
Culture
Formal Authority
Groups Involved
Humor
Institutions Involved
Language
Leadership / Social Dominance
Mood
Motivations
Norms
Organizations Involved
People Involved
Purpose
Sensibilities
Shared Experiences
Shared Meaning
Shared Purpose
Social Conflict
Social Conventions
Social Expectations
Social Status
Social Systems (e.g. rule of law)
Traditions

Detailed Examples

A social context tends to be detailed. For example, going to a party where everyone is accepting and chill as opposed to a party where everyone is cold and calculating -- these are two completely different situations from a social perspective. The following are a few additional examples.
An art class with talented students who tend to be competitive and an instructor who is aloof and disengaged.
An art class with disinterested students and a teacher who is an authoritarian that keeps everyone in line with strict discipline and their commanding presence.
A family with caring parents that listen to everyone in the family and try to be fair.
A family with busy members who have little time for each other.
A team of employees who are motivated to minimize effort and conflict where people are hesitant to take action items or to challenge ideas.
A team with self-directed and competitive employees who challenge each other's ideas in direct ways often resulting in intensive political battles.
A bus filled with people who are tired at the end of their day such that they value personal space and try to minimize social interaction.
A nightclub in Paris on the first day of the year that offered beautiful Spring weather. The mood that prevails is positive with people being open to socialization and inclusion.
A professional conference with a formal feel to it whereby people feel they are representing their firms and shouldn't indulge in personal conversation beyond a little small talk.
A group of old friends sitting around a fire at the end of summer who engage in light humor and slightly philosophical conversation.
Overview: Social Context
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The social environment and social situation where something happens.
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