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Social norms

The social norm is a pattern, rule, model or prescription which is then adjusting and directing behaviours of individuals, groups or organizations. The types of norms are:

  • interdictions/restrictions- behaviours which are restricted and practicing them will lead to sanctions
  • recommendations-behaviours which are considered desirable and will be rewarded
  • methods/ways-technical norms, behaviour patterns applicable to a given situation

Related terms:

Culture    Cultural identity    Normalcy    
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