Essay on Deviant for a Day

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On Being a Deviant for a Day: 162- Psychology October 5, 2012 To understand deviant behavior you must first understand the definition. Deviant behavior is one that differs from a norm, especially from a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards; the behavior that differs from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society. The deviant behavior that I performed was talking in the third person, but instead for one day I did it for a week. The first thing I did to perform this behavior was to get acquainted with talking in third person. So for five minutes in the mirror I practiced certain sayings, along with…show more content…
There was even laughter and some minor snickering /mocking of my behavior. When I preformed this behavior to my parents over the phone, they were concerned at first but then laughter came into play because I guess parents just know their kids. Funny thing was after every conversation I had with them, they asked me if I was eating enough , was I feeling okay or do they need to come down to the school. I informed them that everything was okay and on the third day I told them it was an experiment for class. This experiment was truly uncomfortable for me because I like being accepted by people, not annoying or giving bad impressions of myself. Before this experiment took place, I thought it would be a piece of cake but when people start judging you and speculating negative notions toward your character, it just made me personally question people’s social morals. Again, during this experiment I felt weird and uncomfortable especially if I had been selected in class to answer a question; all you heard was why she is talking like that. In this experiment I learned that there is nothing wrong with being different. Being different can set you apart from the normal population; it can actually make you stand out (in a good or bad way). There is nothing wrong with being different even if it doesn’t go with the flow of society, but if it afflicts pain or can cause harm to you or others
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