Breaking norm experiment

  1. Statement of the Problem A. Define the norm you will violate and how you will violate it. B. Briefly describe social control theory. C. Describe how this norm acts as a mechanism of social control.  2. Hypothesis A. Describe the range of possible reactions others will have to the violation of this norm.  B. What do you predict the major reaction will be?  3. Describe the setting A. Physical—where is the norm violation taking place?  B. Social—How many and what types of persons are observing? 4. Describe the incident—tell what happened. How did people react to your violation?  5. Summary and Interpretation A. How did you feel as you were violating the norm?  B. Why did you feel the way you did? C. Did people react the way you expected? Explain.  D. Did you encounter any difficulties in carrying out your assignment?  E. What did you learn about how norms exercise social control?




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