Without applicable theory, social development no doubt becomes a process that involves experimentation based on trial and error. This kind of experimentation has a highly uneven progress and a high rate of failure.
Indeed many problems experienced across the world are a result of inadequate knowledge to govern and guide how things should be done under different circumstances. Progress in development theory may improve the rate of social success in the very same way that developments in theoretical physics have led to the multiplication of technological achievements in recent times.
Social development comprises two aspects that are closely related; application and learning. By learning, the society comes to discover better methods of accomplishing goals that may result in economic and social goals. In other words, human’s consciousness expands as a result of discovery. On the other hand, social organization is enhanced through the application of what has been learnt.
The society grows in reaction to the interaction between and contact with other humans and their social, material and intellectual environment. Also worth noting is the fact that external threats, pressures that result from social and physical conditions, the complex nature of human behavior, and the mysterious nature of the humans prompt human beings to experiment, innovate and create.