Definition of sociometry in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsəʊsɪˈɒmɪtri//ˌsəʊʃɪˈɒmɪtri/


  • [mass noun] The study of relationships within a group of people.

    • ‘A simple example of applied sociometry is to have group members make a selection on the basis of a simple, non-threatening criterion.’
    • ‘Demonstrations in action will illustrate the importance of sociometry in developing diagnostic and intervention tools, as well as enhancing group dynamics.’
    • ‘The use of sociometry in the classroom is to find the best relationships between students and to see how children see themselves within the social construct of education.’
    • ‘It shows the pioneering role that Zerka, along with her husband J. L. Moreno, played in the development, not only of the methods of psychodrama and sociometry, but of the entire group psychotherapy movement worldwide.’
    • ‘For this reasons, in some circles the term sociometry refers to a form of therapy related to psychodrama.’