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SOCIOLOGY - Breaking a Norm

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William Pittman SID:817000368 Breaking a Norm Breaking a norm on even the most insignificant of levels can give you predictable results. This past Sunday I conducted my study by shaking left handed. To perform this I proceeded to walk up every person I saw and shook their hand. First of all, most was taken aback because they didn’t know me and some were even a little scared at my apparent OCD
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Unformatted text preview: behavior. I soon found that I had inadvertently broken a norm in order to conduct my experiment. When I proceeded to shake with my left hand, most began to shake with their right hand, this made the situation even more awkward. Even something as simple as shaking left handed can show you a norm present in society, thus contributing a small part of our culture....
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