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Norms

Norms

Author: Paul Hannan
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This lesson will differentiate and discuss the different types of norms.

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Terms to Know
Folkways

Norms for casual interaction whose violation often has little consequence but are widely observed nonetheless.

Mores

Elevated norms with a moral dimensions that are widely observed.

Norms

Formal and informal rules of conduct and behavioral expectations in social interaction.

Prescriptive Norms

Norms that prescribe what one should do in social interaction.

Proscriptive Norms

Norms that prescribe what one should not do in social interaction.

Taboo

Mores that are proscriptive bans on the worst conduct in society.