Social Cliques And Social Behaviors In Society

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Every society has their own set of social norms that need to be followed. Along with having a social norm in a society there are people in the society that take risks in an attempt to rebel against the societal structure. Different types of social norms spring up as gender is placed into the picture. Each gender having their own role and duties in a specific society. Which in turn may also give way to different social roles that are formed in a society in order for everyone to have a place and meaning in life. Social norms may also challenge the idea of individuality and a person’s sense of social identity or purpose. People often conform to meet the requirements placed upon them by social norms. In short a social norm is an …show more content…
Cults could very well be good examples of groups that involve conformity as well. Cliques start in a society as young as elementary school and can last up into adulthood. In schools cliques are small to large groups of people with common interests that may ridicule or cast away people who are different from them. This includes people apart of other cliques. For example, the more popular people usually form cliques, such as, the jocks and the preps. The jocks and the preps will most likely look down upon and ridicule those that are different from them, such as, the goths, emos, punks, and sometimes the …show more content…
People take risks every day, but it is impossible to know for sure who takes more risks. Sometimes teens take more than men and women as risky behavior runs more rampant among adolescents. Although, science shows that it is common for adolescents to be, “just as cautious as adults and children” (Figner 2011). For most people emotions tend to dictate the direction in which their decision is made. So adolescents, just like adults and children, take into account the consequences that may follow their actions before making a decision. In conclusion, there are social norms in every society around the world. There are many different types and examples of social norms. Gender roles are a major social norm and many people are trying to put an end to gender specific roles as well as the stereotyping that follows them. Social norms are usually brought on by the expectations people have of others. People often rebel against the social norms that are put in place and risk the possibility of becoming a social reject. Those that do not rebel form cliques and instead conform to the everyday expectations of societal

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