Social Norm Experiment

Social Norm Experiment - Out of the Social Norm 1 What was...

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Out of the Social Norm 1. What was your experiment? According to studies, teenagers are amongst the most reckless drivers in our society. So in response to this, I decided to be the perpetually safe driver. I drove exactly the speed limit – sometimes under – on fairly busy roads. If the occasion were to occur where somebody were to start tailing me, I would proceed to reduce my driving speed. 2. When did it take place? This experiment took place various times over the past week when I was driving, whether it may have been to and from school or otherwise. 3. Where did it take place? This took place mostly on the streets of Alpharetta. 4. What were your observations? I observed that people became very annoyed with my driving staunchly speed limit and sometimes below speed limit. Many did tend to drive close to me and tail me to “encourage” me to pick up the pace, I suppose. However, when they did that, I went even slower. When that happened, they would look for the closest opportunity to pass
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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