A way to violate one social norm

A way to violate one social norm


Before you begin this assignment, think about a way to violate one social norm. Do not do anything that is illegal, sexual, harmful to others, or disruptive. Some examples might be singing loudly in a public location (with others around), being too close to a coworker while talking to him or her, or talking to people in an elevator. Take detailed notes after you violate the norm, paying particular attention to the reactions of others.


In your paper, you will need to address the following:

 Describe the norm you violated.

 Explain how you felt.

 Discuss the reactions people had to you.

 Draw on the social psychology of other people’s reactions to you by using research from the textbook or other resources.


Your response should be at least two pages in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.