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Norms, Values, and Beliefs

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Introduction
A human being thrives on what he believes in. A community goes by what they think are acceptable. A society acts based on how they are expected to act.

In sociology, we call these as Beliefs, Norms, and Values.
Values
By definition, sociological values are;

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Important and lasting beliefs or ideas within an individual about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable
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Beliefs
By definition, beliefs are;

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The ideas , viewpoints and attitudes of the particular group of society. They consists of fables, myths, folklore ,traditions, and superstition
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why do we need to have beliefs
Norms
By definition, norms are;

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Social expectations that guide behavior. Norms explain why people do what they do in given situations by doing things that have been implemented through their respective cultures."

Norms, Values, and Beliefs
By: Annisa & Sam
Source: http://www.sociologyguide.com/basic-concepts/Social-Norms.php
why do we have norms?
Help keep people polite and aware of others
Provide order in society
To preserve culture
What happens if we dont have norms?
Disrespectful of others
Lack of trust among citizens
Bad reputation within society
when/where can you find the implementation of norms
Respecting the privacy of strangers
how to differentiate norms
Folkways
Mores
Taboos
Laws
Norms for everyday behaviour, for the sake of tradition or convenience
Strict norms that control moral and ethical behaviour. Violation results in disapproval
Norms that society hold great significance, violation result in exclusion or disgust
Norms enforced by the government
Saying "Please" and "Thank You"
Drug use
Inappropriate clothing
Consumption of pork for muslims
Underage driving
Drunk driving
Corruption
Who decides whats right or wrong
People within a society
A norm is agreed upon expectations and rules by which a culture behaves
Example:
Eye contact in Western & Asian countries
Government
Made by how the government expects its people to behave. If violated, consequences include jail sentencing, or fining.
Example:
Corruption
Foundation of Life
Gives you hope
Gives you goals
when you dont believe in anything...
Lost
Nothing to aim for
Disrespectful towards others
what happens if you believe too much
Disappointed towards yourself
Frustrated
Less experience in life
where can we find the application of belief
Communities or groups of people
Individuals
Society
how do we enforce our beliefs
why are values important
Practice healthy attitude and behaviour
Positive social status
WHAT IF YOUR VALUES ARE TOO STRONG
Flaws not accepted by society
Stuborness
how to develop values / who teaches you
Environment
Family
where can you find values
when do you need values
Everyday
In yourself
In others
In groups of people
When interacting with others
When representing a body
By believing
By following
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