These norms prescribe the appropriate way to respond in social situations but also that which should be avoided. They apply across group settings, social settings and are sometimes specific to a group. See social conventions.

SOCIAL NORMS: "The social norms tell us how to react and not react in social situations."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOCIAL NORMS," in, April 13, 2013, (accessed November 20, 2017).