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Social Norms and Society.

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Jacob Brannen

on 30 March 2015

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The Legalization of Marijuana

Knowledge Question
To what extent does the altering of social norms affect society?
What is a Social Norm?
Social norms are the behaviors and cues within a society or group. This sociological term has been defined as "the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors".
over the years, cell phones have distracted from social communication with a specific individual at the time

These changes to the social communication among the public's eye change into conversation with a phone; Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

Cellphones have become a new type of conversation that can lead to total detachment from physical company into digital company
Pop Culture
Sexual exploitation has become the social norm among people, fueled by explicit music videos and near-pornographic images that are increasing viewed as normal

Pop culture in particular has evolved to shape teens lives. many celebrities now reference, drugs and alcohol into their music and videos. Many teens view these things and it affects their views and beliefs when looking/listening to a role model.

Social Norms and Society.
Adjusting to Culture
adapting to another culture can create a social barrier between students

International students assume that they wont be understood by american students, so they remove themselves from social activities

foreigners have to adapt to the social norms outside of social communication as well; bathrooms, tipping in restaurants, TV, food, taxes
Gay Rights
Government support for gay and single couples, the rise in cohabitation and an official failure to support traditional marriage have resulted to unconventional lifestyles to become widely accepted

A survey, based on views of 3,300 adults, shows that 1 in 4 think that a married couple would make better parents, while 1/3 believes that gay marriage are as capable of being good parents

Social change:
the transformation of culture and social institutions throughout time
Half of all teens surveyed said they couldn't live without their mobile device for a week, while 36% said they weren't able to go 10 minutes without checking their phones. 52% of teens said they're on their phones regardless of the environment. 37% of those surveyed admitted they use their phones on the toilet.
The lack of effort by law enforcement in Greater Manchester has grown to cause child sexual exploitation to become a "social norm"

police, social workers, prosecutors and juries are to blame for in the past 6 years there's only been 1,000 convictions out of 13,000 of major sexual offenses against under 16-year-olds in greater Manchester
Social Expectations
One of the most significant ways that people can influence our behavior is that the presence of others seems to set up expectations.

We do not expect people to behave randomly but to behave in certain ways in particular situations. Each social situation entails its own particular set of expectations about the “proper” way to behave. These expectations are the foundation of many social norms.
All the worlds a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits, and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.

-William Shakespeare
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