DESCRIPTIVE NORMS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The socially determined standards or morms describing how people react , feel and think in any given situation. Compare injunctive norms. DESCRIPTIVE NORMS: "The descriptive norms look at the normal reactions we have to situations." Related Psychology Terms NORMATIVE INFLUENCE ANTICONFORMITY MORAL ABSOLUTISM 1 BIOSOCIAL THEORY SUBJECTIVE NORMS SOCIAL MATURITY EXTERNAL CONTROL INTERINDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES APPRAISAL THEORY BIOSOCIAL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DESCRIPTIVE NORMS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/descriptive-norms/ (accessed September 17, 2021).