The Importance Of Norms

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According to James M. Henslin (2011) norms are expectations of “right” behavior, so a norm violation would be something going against our culture’s believes. Every culture has their own values, folkways, mores and sanctions. Values are the standard by which people define what is desirable or undesirable, good or bad, beautiful or ugly (Henslin, 2011). Folkways are norms that are not strictly enforced, however mores are strictly enforced because they are though essential to core values or the well-being of the group (Henslin, 2011). Sanctions are either expressions of approval given to people for upholding norms or expressions of disproval for violating them (Henslin, 2011). Every culture aspect people to act a certain way according to a certain time and place. People who violate norms are often seen as crazy people or weird people. Why do people think that? This is what people thought in my society one time we observe someone violating a norm.
Violating a norm would be doing something in public the people would not aspect to see according to their society and culture. People could see norm violations as something not acceptable to their culture because they’re
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I also notice how he did not care what others thought about him. But when I was violating a norm I felt embarrassed I was not used to see people commenting about me like that. When I was violating a norm I also notice the way people were looking, commenting and talking about me. Also how some just ignore me and thought I was not okay. People’s believes are different, they all reacted different to the norm violation. I think it all depends on what people believes is right or wrong. Most of the comments I got by doing this were that I was crazy or weird. It also helped me see how people act when they see someone violating a

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