Culture Norms And Perceive Culture 's Effect On People 's Behaviors

1656 Words Mar 15th, 2015 7 Pages
Henry Cloud once stated, “A culture is like an immune system. It operates through the laws of systems, just like a body. If a body has an infection, the immune system deals with it. Similarly, a group enforces its norms, either actively or passively.” Culture is a system of meanings that provides a way of life for a certain group. Within our culture, there are culture norms, which are accepted ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving by which members of a social group are guided. Like Henry Cloud stated, when a cultural norm is broken, the social group will attempt to reinforce this norm back to normality. The objective of this experiment is to use ethnomethodology to illuminate the culture norms and perceive culture’s effect on people’s behaviors.
Similarly, for this experiment, I had broken the cultural norm of communication within my social group. In which, I observed the members of my social group that dealt with the abnormality of “me”, the researcher, and my inability to speak. From this experiment, the responses of the other social group members were observed and analyzed. This experiment was carried out between my friends and me. In which, I played the role as the researcher and my friends were the research subjects. The social norm that I had broken for this experiment was communication. I had “lost my voice” and stopped all forms of verbal communication with my friends for four days straight. Communication, throughout human history, has been treated as the key…

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