Norms, Morals, Values, And Behavioral Expectations

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As human beings, we live in a society in which we have rules, morals, values, and behavioral expectations. These are some of the things that we as humans have to be able to function as a society, and for our society to be less chaotic. Therefore, we have norms in which help us have a better understating in what is expected of us and our behavior. According to Henslin (2015) he states that “norms describe those expectations that develop out of groups values” (p. 49). What it’s meant by this is that our values and what we believe in shape up our expectations of one another’s behavior, and what we categorize as being right or unethical. For example, when we meet a person for the first time it is expected of us to properly introduce ourselves, and to properly great that person, whether if it’s by shaking their hand, a hug, or a kiss on the cheek. This is something that we have expectations on when meeting someone new, and just by this simple gesture we can give the expression that we have an education and that we have manners. In our daily lives we come across different situations and different norm violations. We are programmed by society to act a certain way in different situations and environments. We come across many different people each day, and that is when the norm Folkways plays a role in some of our daily lives, since Folkways are routines or casual interactions with people around us. Whether if it is by not saying bless you to the person that sneezed, or not helping…

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