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Social and Cultural Norms

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john di carlo

on 21 September 2015

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Social and Cultural Norms
Social and Cultural Norms
1. Norms: give three varied examples of norms from different cultures and time
2. Why do we as a species create norms? Theories?
Social Learning Theory
Motor Reproduction
Motivation: consistency, identification, rewards and punishments (vicarious reinforcement), liking the model

Bandura: who is this and what was his famous study (1961) about?
Social Influence: Compliance
Robert Cialdini: compliance techniques:

1. Authority
2. Commitment
3. Liking
4. Reciprocity
5. Scarcity
6. Social proof/affirmation

Watch the Big Think video:

Can we do an experiment?
Why do people conform?
1. informational social influence
2. normative social influence
3. social comparison
4. congnitive dissonance (Festinger, 1954)
Watch this video
1. Middle East
2. Door in the face, Cialdini (1975)

1. Goal gradient, standing in line...
2. foot in the door: Amnesty
3. Low balling, 7 am?
4. Hazing: Aronson and Mills (1959)---no pain, no gain?
Culture and Conformity
Berry (1967) Temne people vs. Inuit
What about Swedes?
Kuschel (2004): Deep culture
Hofstede (2002): Mental software
Etic vs. Emic: Give an example
Hofstede (1973) IBM study: Dimensions

Individualism vs. Collectivism
uncertainty vs. avoidance
Confucian work dynamism
Ecological Fallacy
Proxemic Theory, Hall, (1966)
Time consciousness: monochronic vs. polychronic

Social Influence:
Mitigating factors:
-Group size
Friend, et al. (1990)
Moscovici and Lage (1976)
Hogg and Vaughn (1995)
What about a more complex social phenomenon?
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