Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 11th
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Concept of Social Norms

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Introduction of Social Norms

Definition of Social Norms

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Sherif and Sherif : “Social Norm is standardised generalisations concerning expected modes of behaviour”.

Harry Johnson : “A norm is an abstract pattern, held in the mind that sets certain limits for behaviours”.

Light and Keller : “Norms are the guidelines people follow in their relations with one another”.

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Introduction of Social Norms:

No society and no social group can exist without norms. Norms have made possible the orderly social intercourse of people in society. Everywhere, norms serve the individual as a guide for conduct. They are generally known as ‘standards of group behaviour’. The word norm is used to represent folkways, mores, laws, customs etc. It is related to conformity in society. Conformity gives stability to society and creates peace and order in society. Basically, society itself is a normative system.

Definition of Social Norms:

Sherif and Sherif: “Social Norm is standardised generalisations concerning expected modes of behaviour”.

Harry Johnson: “A norm is an abstract pattern, held in the mind that sets certain limits for behaviours”.

Light and Keller: “Norms are the guidelines people follow in their relations with one another”.

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