Normality and Abnormality Lecture 1 page 1

Normality and Abnormality Lecture 1 page 1 - Aschs...

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Defining Normality - no objective indicators - no body of rules - very broad Norms 1) usual (what is most common) 2) ideal (what people are expected to do) 3) Natural (what people are born with to survive) Norms as most typical - people want to be like others, norms not only describe but become causes of behavior - strong tendency to conform and stay with “ Mob mentality
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Unformatted text preview: Aschs experiment- 25 percent conformed to wrong answer - lines of same length- majority opinion feel necessary ( only when all replied the same) New Normal- typically change overtime, what people want to be - Normative view- what people value and want- Moral view: how many people are or are not following norms...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course SCIOLOGY 240 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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