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Module 2 - Allyson Krick Module 2 1 The relationship I...

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Allyson Krick Module 2 1. The relationship I share with Kim, my best friend, is governed by social norms. For instance, Kim and I have lived with each other for the past two years. We often do things for each other solely for the appreciation of our friendship. Often when I am out and about, I will pick up Kim’s favorite drink from Starbucks. Never do I expect her to pay me back. However, because we value our friendship, Kim will do nice things for me too. For instance, she will drive and pick me up from class so that I don’t have walk. On the other hand, the relationship I have with my boss at work is a market norm. For example, it is expected that he pays me for the same value of work I do for him. The comparison between the two relationships is the idea of finding value in the relationship, meaning there is a purpose in both types of relationships. In the social norms relationship, Kim and I behave on a personal level. In the market norms relationship, my boss and I behave with a professional, business-like behavior. The social norms relationship makes me feel more connected and intimate with the other person. Whereas, the market norm relationship makes me feel more restricted in terms of establishing that intimate friendship. If the
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