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Social norm

Index Social norm

From a sociological perspective, social norms are informal understandings that govern the behavior of members of a society. [1]

59 relations: Anomie, B. F. Skinner, Behavioral script, Body language, Breaching experiment, Bulimia nervosa, Cheerleading, Conformity, Contingency (philosophy), Convention (norm), Coordination game, Cristina Bicchieri, Culture, Deviance (sociology), Discrimination, Enculturation, Equilibrium selection, Etiquette, Expectation (epistemic), Explanation, Heinrich Popitz, Heteronormativity, Ideology, Idiosyncrasy credit, Incest, Institutional analysis, Karl Marx, Leadership, Litter, Morality, Mores, Nash equilibrium, Niklas Luhmann, Norm (philosophy), Norm of reciprocity, Normality (behavior), Normalization (sociology), Operant conditioning, Peer pressure, Rationality, Repeated game, Robert Cialdini, Role, Rule complex, Rule of thumb, Social class, Social control, Social norms approach, Social order, Social psychology, ..., Social relation, Socialization, Sociology, Structural functionalism, Structural stability, Taboo, Talcott Parsons, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, White-collar worker. Expand index (9 more) »


Anomie is a "condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals".

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B. F. Skinner

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990), commonly known as B. F. Skinner, was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher.

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Behavioral script

In the behaviorism approach to psychology, behavioral scripts are a sequence of expected behaviors for a given situation.

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Body language

Body language is a type of nonverbal communication in which physical behavior, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey information.

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Breaching experiment

In the fields of sociology and social psychology, a breaching experiment is an experiment that seeks to examine people's reactions to violations of commonly accepted social rules or norms.

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Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, also known as simply bulimia, is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging.

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Cheerleading is an activity wherein the participants (referred to as "cheerleaders") cheer for their team as a form of encouragement.

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Conformity is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms.

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Contingency (philosophy)

In philosophy and logic, contingency is the status of propositions that are neither true under every possible valuation (i.e. tautologies) nor false under every possible valuation (i.e. contradictions).

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Convention (norm)

A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated, or generally accepted standards, norms, social norms, or criteria, often taking the form of a custom.

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Coordination game

In game theory, coordination games are a class of games with multiple pure strategy Nash equilibria in which players choose the same or corresponding strategies.

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Cristina Bicchieri

Cristina Bicchieri (born 1950) is an Italian–American philosopher.

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Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies.

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Deviance (sociology)

In sociology, deviance describes an action or behavior that violates social norms, including a formally enacted rule (e.g., crime), as well as informal violations of social norms (e.g., rejecting folkways and mores).

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In human social affairs, discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which the person is perceived to belong.

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Enculturation is the process by which people learn the dynamics of their surrounding culture and acquire values and norms appropriate or necessary in that culture and worldviews.

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Equilibrium selection

Equilibrium selection is a concept from game theory which seeks to address reasons for players of a game to select a certain equilibrium over another.

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Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group.

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Expectation (epistemic)

In the case of uncertainty, expectation is what is considered the most likely to happen.

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An explanation is a set of statements usually constructed to describe a set of facts which clarifies the causes, context, and consequences of those facts.

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Heinrich Popitz

Heinrich Popitz (14 May 1925 – 1 April 2002) was a German sociologist who worked towards a general sociological theory.

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Heteronormativity is the belief that people fall into distinct and complementary genders (male and female) with natural roles in life.

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An Ideology is a collection of normative beliefs and values that an individual or group holds for other than purely epistemic reasons.

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Idiosyncrasy credit

Idiosyncrasy credit is a concept in social psychology that describes an individual's capacity to acceptably deviate from group expectations.

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Incest is sexual activity between family members or close relatives.

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Institutional analysis

Institutional analysis is that part of the social sciences which studies how institutions—i.e., structures and mechanisms of social order and cooperation governing the behavior of two or more individuals—behave and function according to both empirical rules (informal rules-in-use and norms) and also theoretical rules (formal rules and law).

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Karl Marx

Karl MarxThe name "Karl Heinrich Marx", used in various lexicons, is based on an error.

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Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations.

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Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location.

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Morality (from) is the differentiation of intentions, decisions and actions between those that are distinguished as proper and those that are improper.

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Mores (sometimes; from Latin mōrēs,, plural form of singular mōs, meaning "manner", "custom", "usage", "habit") was introduced from English into American English by William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), an early U.S. sociologist, to refer to social norms that are widely observed and are considered to have greater moral significance than others.

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Nash equilibrium

In game theory, the Nash equilibrium, named after American mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., is a solution concept of a non-cooperative game involving two or more players in which each player is assumed to know the equilibrium strategies of the other players, and no player has anything to gain by changing only their own strategy.

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Niklas Luhmann

Niklas Luhmann (December 8, 1927 – November 6, 1998) was a German sociologist, philosopher of social science, and a prominent thinker in systems theory, who is considered one of the most important social theorists of the 20th century.

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Norm (philosophy)

Norms are concepts (sentences) of practical import, oriented to effecting an action, rather than conceptual abstractions that describe, explain, and express.

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Norm of reciprocity

The norm of reciprocity requires that we repay in kind what another has done for us.

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Normality (behavior)

Normality is a behavior that can be normal for an individual (intrapersonal normality) when it is consistent with the most common behaviour for that person.

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Normalization (sociology)

Normalization refers to social processes through which ideas and actions come to be seen as 'normal' and become taken-for-granted or 'natural' in everyday life.

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Operant conditioning

Operant conditioning (also called "instrumental conditioning") is a learning process through which the strength of a behavior is modified by reinforcement or punishment.

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Peer pressure

Peer pressure (or social pressure) is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual.

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Rationality is the quality or state of being rational – that is, being based on or agreeable to reason.

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Repeated game

In game theory, a repeated game is an extensive form game that consists of a number of repetitions of some base game (called a stage game).

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Robert Cialdini

Robert Beno Cialdini (born April 27, 1945) is the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation.

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Rule complex

A rule complex is a set consisting of rules and/or other rule complexes.

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Rule of thumb

The English phrase rule of thumb refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation.

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Social class

A social class is a set of subjectively defined concepts in the social sciences and political theory centered on models of social stratification in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories, the most common being the upper, middle and lower classes.

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Social control

Social control is a concept within the disciplines of the social sciences.

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Social norms approach

The social norms approach, or social norms marketing, is an environmental strategy gaining ground in health campaigns.

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Social order

The term social order can be used in two senses.

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Social psychology

Social psychology is the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others.

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Social relation

In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals.

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In sociology, socialization is the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of society.

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Sociology is the scientific study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture.

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Structural functionalism

Structural functionalism, or simply functionalism, is "a framework for building theory that sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability".

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Structural stability

In mathematics, structural stability is a fundamental property of a dynamical system which means that the qualitative behavior of the trajectories is unaffected by small perturbations (to be exact ''C''1-small perturbations).

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In any given society, a taboo is an implicit prohibition or strong discouragement against something (usually against an utterance or behavior) based on a cultural feeling that it is either too repulsive or dangerous, or, perhaps, too sacred for ordinary people.

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Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons (December 13, 1902 – May 8, 1979) was an American sociologist of the classical tradition, best known for his social action theory and structural functionalism.

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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2008), 2nd ed., is an eight-volume reference work on economics, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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White-collar worker

In many countries (such as Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States), a white-collar worker is a person who performs professional, managerial, or administrative work.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_norm

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