My Strategy In Violating Social Norms

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What is exactly social norms? According to Baron and Branscombe (2011), social norms are rules specifying how we should or ought to act properly. In regards to what implicit social norm I violated, I invaded random individuals personal space by standing too close to them . I, myself, personally dislike very much when random individuals get too close to me, in my opinion, it is somewhat disrespectful and annoying. Therefore, I decided to violate this social norm to observe how others respond and if so, if it's the similar way I would respond. In regards to what was my strategy in violating the norm, I went to the mall and began standing …show more content…
During the process of violating the norm, I felt so uncomfortable being in that position and being so annoying to that individual, as well questioned to myself: "Is this individual feeling the same as I do when someone does this to me?" I also felt during this process normative social influence, which is altering the way we act to conform to other's expectations. ( Baron & Branscombe, 2011). I hate when people dislike me, I always been the type of individual to desire the acceptance of others, thus, while doing this assignment I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried as I possibly could to not care if I seemed likable or not. This assignment is an illustration of what is the contrary definition of conformity, (acting in accordance with social norms), we did the contrary which was to not act in accordance with the social norm. Furthermore, one accurate illustration of nonconformity was this assignment, I did not conform with the social norms. In addition, I came across upon a study similar to the one I conducted and stated that " in the latter case, norms create a psychological asymmetry between contestants in an otherwise symmetrical

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