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Adam Ward Chapter 3 Outline Page | 1 Norms, Group Pressures, and Deviancy I. The Concept of Group Norms i. norms are the unspoken rules and standards that guide a group and define acceptable and unacceptable behavior by the group’s members ii. norms are the rules of behavior iii. group norms regulate the performance of the group as an organized unit iv. the process of reaching agreement on behavior in the group is called norming A. Norms at the Individual Level i. norms are not only rules about behavior in a group but also ideas about patterns of behavior ii. group members learn that the significance of an act lies not in the act itself, but in the meaning the group gives to it iii. when norms are expectations for the behavior of a particular person, they are called role expectations B. Norms at the Group Level i. norms (so-called normative system) are the organized and largely shared ideas about what members should do and feel, how they should be regulated, and what sanctions should be applied when behavior does not coincide with them ii. norms in some cases specify particular behavior, and in other situations merely define the range of behaviors that are acceptable C. The Invisibility of Group Norms i. whenever we enter a strange or new group, we are uncomfortable, we need to know how it operates, and how we will fit in ii. in real-life groups norms are invisible; they are taken so much for granted that they are given little thought
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Adam Ward Chapter 3 Outline Page | 2 iii. according to a study of invisible norms, pressure to conform within the
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