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Unformatted text preview: Jon Williams PSY 105 Prof. Zimmerman Paper 5 Social norms are what make up and define how many people act on a daily basis. They literally dictate accepted behavior, and vary across different cultures. Acting outside of social norms in even the slightest way can attract a multitude of attention. For this assignment, I decided to act slightly outside social norms rather than doing anything too ridiculous. I chose to act just slightly off for the day in some of my classes. I did not do anything too out of the ordinary, but enough for people to notice. The first social norm violation occurred riding on the Red line towards the Loop. I sat down and began reading a book upside down. It was clearly upside down to anyone who took notice because the title and author’s name was illegible. I pretended to read intently and turned pages when I felt enough time had passed. To my surprise, not a single person seemed to take notice. I monitored the people close to me to try and gauge their reactions but no one questioned notice....
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This document was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course PSY 105 at DePaul.
- Spring '09