Violation of Social Norms
Most of the time we follow cultural norms without even thinking about them. For this discussion, you should identify a prevalent social norm (such as facing forward in an elevator, not interrupting, sitting facing forward in a classroom) and then violate that norm, noticing the reaction of those around you. (Note: do not break any laws or endanger yourself or others.) In developing your initial discussion post, consider the following questions:
- What norm did you break?
- How did people react to this norm violation?
- How did their response make you feel?
- Do you feel this norm is important to society?
- Based on your experience, what role do you think norms have in our everyday life?