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The social environment or social context is a group of identical or similar social positions and social roles. Social enviroment of an individual is the culture that he or she was educated and/or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom the person interacts. For example, there are artistic enviroments (artists in a given area), educational enviroments (members of a university), political enviroments (members of a political party), etc. A given social enviroment is likely to create an enviroment solidarity among its members, who are more likely to keep together, trust and help one another and think in similar ways. This will likely influence a composition of a social circle. In sociology, social status also known as Social position social status means a position of an individual in a given society and culture. ... A function is part of an answer to a question about why some object or process occurred in a system that evolved or was designed with some goal. ... In metaphysics and statistics, the word individual, while sometimes meaning a person, more typically describes any numerically singular thing. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... Social Circle is a city located in Walton County, Georgia. ...

This is the sense of environment usually assumed in sociology, literature, history, art, and also often in common usage. Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... A history resource for kids -Chronology of Events in History, Mythology, and Folklore. ... Great Museums in the World (Louvre, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, Picasso …) CGFA: A Virtual Art Museum Very large website with good reproduction quality scans of thousands of paintings Art-Atlas. ...

See also

  • Nature-nurture controversy
  • Work environment

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Social Context (7911 words)
I think the key social stressor here isn't so much manifest between arbitrary member of functioning game group A and arbitrary member of functioning game group B, but between a member of a functioning game group and an otherwise self-identified gamer who, for whatever reason, is groupless.
The social fabric of gaming is warped by the inhabitants' constant need for a new fix, and I'd go so far as to say, personal insecurities causing them to interpret the absence of the near term possibility of gaming together as an esteem-damaging message that the other person doesn't like them.
Socializing outside of game is more common, but conversation tends towards the game when their are no non-gaming-group members present; not because we have nothing else to talk about, but because the game holds a lot of our interest.
Social Context (358 words)
Fulk, Schmitz, and Steinfield (1990) proposes a model for technology use which is based on social context effects: social influence model of media use.
Fulk, Schmitz, and Schwartz (1992) develop CMC context themes and propose a perspective on social context and context-behavior relations.
Matheson (1991) examines the extent to which social perceptions in CMC are influenced by social information availability and based on internalized social expectations.
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