Question: 189 Conforming to group pressure out of a need for acceptance and approval is called _____________. A. Norm Fruitation B. Norm Conformation C. Normative Social Influence D. Normalization Answer: C The conformity to group pressure because of a need of acceptance and approval is referred to as Normative Social Influence. This can include such things as asking what everyone is wearing to a certain social function to giving in to destructive or illegal behaviors to maintain acceptance and approval. Question: 190 Every culture has definite „norms.‟ One that seems to includeall cultures has to do with maintaining an appropriate distance between people. This distance is referred to as _________.
D. Personal Space Answer: D The comfortable distance to maintain between people is known as Personal Space. This distance will vary from culture to culture. For instance, Americans seem to like twice as much distance as, say, the Chinese culture. The preferred interpersonal distance will differ according to the situation also.