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Social 1 Running head: SOCIAL NORMS Social Norms Patrick Bakley Western Oklahoma State College
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Social 2 Abstract Social norms are Patterns of behavior in a particular group, community, or culture, accepted as normal and to which an individual is accepted to conform. In other words, a social norm is something that the community believes to be the acceptable way to live your life.
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Social 3 Our society today is plagued with a concept know as social norms. Every culture  in the world has to deal with the ever changing rules of social norms. Important  questions to ask about this, however, is what exactly is a social norm, and why does it  impact our societies across the world. Also, say you do violate these social norms, what  are the consequences of violating them. According to the business dictionary Social norms are Patterns of behavior in a  particular group, community, or culture, accepted as normal and to which an individual  is accepted to conform. In other words, a social norm is something that the community 
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course SOCI 1113 taught by Professor Messer during the Summer '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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Paper 1 - Social Running head SOCIAL NORMS Social Norms...

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