Chapter 3: Self, Culture and Social Comparisons

3.4 – Social Norm Violations

Social Norms

Social Norm Violations

In the chapter, we discussed how our culture can influence the development of social norms, or expected ways of behaving in certain situations. For example, the expected norm for a classroom may include raising your hand when you have a question and not talking during a lecture. A norm when waiting in a line is to face the front of the line. But what happens when someone violates a social norm? Have you personally ever violated a social norm? If so, what happened? How did you feel? How did others around you respond? These brief videos below illustrate a few social norm violations. How do you think you would respond if you saw someone violating these social norms?



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