By: Dominique Kidd
Social norms are unwritten known rules in society, which is somewhat learned behavior in our everyday life. An example of a social norm is wearing clothing outside or standing in line at the bank. Here is an example of some sociology students breaking a social norm.
This video was about how a group of sociology students did a project on breaking a social norm. And the end result was that cheering people on while working made them happy, but when I did that same experiment it didn’t work out that good for me. The cashier thought I was being really rude to her, and then when I told her that it was for a sociology project she was really mad. She told me I was rubbing it in her that I am in school, and I shouldn’t do that because I don’t know everyone’s situations.
In conclusion I believe social norms are important in everyday situations because even though there are unwritten rules they are basically common sense.