My Research On Social Norms Essay

957 Words Nov 24th, 2014 4 Pages
I have chosen to do my research on Social Norms. I am determined to find out where the social norms originated from, what their purpose is, and how they affect our culture, lives, and other countries culture and lives. Social norms play a huge part in our lives and they show us how how we are supposed to act. When these norms are broken, people may look at you (the person breaking these norms) like you are ,in their opinion, weird or do not belong in our society. Where did the social norms come from for our society/country? Do our social norms differ from other countries’? Why do we have Social norms? There are many ways that people can influence our behavior, but one of the most important ways is that others seem to create different expectations by how they act. We do not expect people to behave randomly but to behave in certain ways in certain situations. Each social situation has its own particular set of expectations about the “proper” way to behave. Such expectations can differ from one group to another. One way these expectations become clearly understandable is when we look at the roles that people have in society. Social roles are the part people play as members of a social group. With each social role your behavior changes to fit the expectations both you and others have of that role.
“Social Norms are unwritten rules about how to behave”. They provide us with an idea of how to behave in a certain social groups or cultures. Social norms are the accepted…

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