Soci 101 Notes 9.9

Soci 101 Notes 9.9 - then that makes you more or less...

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What is "Normal?" What people are accustomed to Conformity Absence of identification as "deviant" Owning of most common traits of a group Horwitz - "Normality" Statistical - distribution in the group; majority Normative - conforming to society; ideal relative to group Normal UNC Students - Statistical 67% drinkers 59% female 78% white 82% North Carolinian Normal person does not really "exist" (Based on group instead of individual) Normal UNC Students - Normative Drinker Passionate fans Party Studious Fit Nice Proud All based on sanctions - if people positively or negatively reinforce your actions,
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Unformatted text preview: then that makes you more or less likely to do them We are all wanting of approval from others, need some kind of reinforcement from others Who Am I? 1. I am a genuinely funny person Point: we occupy several different roles and based on what is going on around us, we change the roles that are most prominent Norm - Rules of conduct Expectations of behavior in social context 1. Folkways - less formal, implicit, expectations handed down by tradition 2. Mores - more important, serious, deal more closely with social values Laws Taboo...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Shanahan during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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Soci 101 Notes 9.9 - then that makes you more or less...

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