DESCRIPTIVE NORMS By N., Sam M.S. - 271 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 SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) CHILD PSYCHIATRY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CIVILIAN CATASTROPHE REACTIONS DESCRIPTIVE PSYCHIATRY RORSCHACH TEST Counselor and Client Safety Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DESCRIPTIVE NORMS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/descriptive-norms/ (accessed July 6, 2022).