SOCIAL NORMS

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 PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-norms/ (accessed November 20, 2017).
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