Social breaching project Experiment Description: Being a college student I am aware of just how asocial and isolated college students tend to be while on campus. My experiment consisted of sitting next to people, more specifically, searching for those who were sitting by themselves at a table with empty chairs surrounding them. After finding the best subjects I would then walk right up to their table without speaking and sit down right by them rather than on any of the several available chairs around them. I executed this experiment at the library located at Cal state Long Beach during lunch hours (12:15pm-1:00pm) meaning the library was usually crowded. I would look for someone sitting alone at a big table and would then go ahead and make
For this project, Breaking a Social Norm, I decided to violate people’s personal space. At the beginning, when I heard about this and how I felt in preparation for the experiment is that I am seriously skeptical, dreading, terrified, anxious, and this is going to be the toughest challenge in my life that I have ever encountered. I started the experiment on Black Friday at the Great Mall where there were going to be a lot of crowds and it is in the public. First, I sat next to this random stranger, a mid-thirties woman, who near the food court and I am thinking to myself just get it over with and pray that nothing bad will happen during the experiment. So, I sat to this stranger very close until there is no space. In addition, she was texting
As stated earlier, this experiment completely proved my hypothesis wrong. Many of the people that rode the elevator with me stared at me as though there were something wrong with me. Most were uncomfortable and fidgety and kept looking over their shoulder at me as they rode forward, and me, backwards. More than a few asked if I was alright and even asked my friend, who was acting as if he did not know me, knew what was was wrong. I even conducted a few controlled experiments where I rode the elevator forward to see if people would react to me then, but not a single person outside of the experiment even acknowledged my existence. I would have thought that in a place like L.A. County, people would be too busy to notice others, or people would have been raised to mind their own business and keep to themselves, but apparently abiding my social standards and making sure that others do as well is a higher priority.
Focus: Santonias and family will learn and develop firm, consistent limits and maintain appropriate boundaries. Ms. Smalls (MHP), Santonias and Ms. Givens (MHS) debrief recent incidents in the home and community. Intervention: MHP, Santonias and MHS discuss and process Santonias using MHS cell phone without permission, downloading pornography
Fun with Social Norms: Violation of the Fittest For my nonconformity/compliance assignment I chose to violate a social norm. I felt that doing it only once would not suffice, so I tried it a few times to see if the results varied from person to person. I went ahead and started with refusing a handshake. The first instance was a friend introducing me to a friend of theirs. He reached his hand out and I just looked at it and shook my head. I must admit it was hard to keep a straight face, but I managed. Concerning my personal feelings, I was surprised at how uncomfortable I was, considering that I was aware that it was an experiment. Despite this knowledge, I still felt a mild rush of embarrassment. His reaction was what I had
On Tuesday, December 15 2015, at about 1315 hours, while present at group 31 office, Lt. Robert Bava and I, conducted the P.G. 206-13 hearing of PO Derek Almeida, Tax #946426, currently assigned to the 83 Precinct. The hearing took place at 241 37 Street, Third Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y. PO
For this social norms experiment my group decided to do several things. One experiment we did was to go up to people and ask if they wanted to go to the restroom with us, however on the poster it read, “Let’s get loco at homecoming.” This would cause the person being asked to feel uncomfortable and confused at the same time. One guy said, “Yeah let’s go,” another said “no” and started cursing, and many looked confused and didn’t say much. Two people that were being asked, that knew us, didn’t seem so uncomfortable because they knew we were joking. During this process I did not want to do this because I was scared of what others would think of me. Once I started doing it, I got the hang of it, and didn’t feel so scared anymore. I could feel
My experiment consisted of me asking strangers, on the streets of Downtown Grand Rapids, for directions to Rosa Park’s Circle, and invading their personal space. To start, I would approach a stranger; tell them that I am lost, and that I am in need of directions to the Rosa Park’s Circle. As strangers began giving directions to me, I inched closer and closer to them. In addition to invading their personal space, I also held intense eye contact with them, trying my best not to blink. The whole time, although it was difficult, I kept a straight face while I performed my experiment. To make sure that I gathered enough information, and a variety of results, I tested my
What I found particularly interesting is how the amount of people in the experiment At times the other participant would plead for the experiment to stop. The effect the administrator had on each subject was tremendous. Among many others, some factors that affected the participant’s obedience included the appearance of the instructor, directions provided, and the setting of the experiment at a prestigious university. The instructor made the participants believe that they were obligated to continue administering shocks through his words, appearance and tone of voice.
Considering social norms are defined as common expectations that rule people’s behavior, social control is used by people in society to ensure others follow these expectations. As seen in the experiments, my friends’ reactions show me that the social norm of eye contact is significant because they tried to socially control my behavior to make me look them in the eyes. These forms of informal punishment include, my friend in the first experiment who moved in closer, my friend in the second experiment who moved his head around, and my roommate in the third experiment who asked me how I was doing; all in an effort to get my attention through eye contact. Additionally, while I was breaking the social norm, I felt uncomfortable since it was difficult for me to not make eye contact with them, even when they attempted to socially control me.
it was a good experience for me to see how this acturl felt. i was fine with wareing the name tage. i have to ware one at work so it wasnt to different then that. i went to smiths, i choses this place because it is close to my home. i got a lot of weir looks form people and i woul just wave. i liked doing it with other people because it gave me someone to talk to. i thought it was fun to talk to others so i could get the hole experience. i acted a little diferent but not much. people would try to ovoid me but i would try to talk to those people. no one found me to much work they found it fun trying to undersand me. they keep trying and then i would write it out and then say thank you and they would say you are welcome i had funt trying to under stand you. i dont think my life would change to much. in my free time i watch movies and went to smith an hungout there with some frinds. i didnt like the movies so much because i couldnt hear
I chose four bustling locations for my experiment, first, the UC Davis’ dining common, second, the Macy’s Mall in Sacramento, third, Downtown Davis, fourth, and lastly a Japanese buffet restaurant in Sacramento. For a span of 5 days, I went to each location, looked for a bustling spot, then looked up 45 degrees into the ceiling for 25 seconds. With the help of either my friends or family member, I recorded everything they saw, for example, did they saw anyone react my out of the norm action, did anyone looked up or did anyone even care. In addition, what did they do at that moment, were they on their phone or devices, or they were talking to someone else? I gathered the data, then composed a chart to show my finding.
A few friends and I decided to explore a place that’s been abandoned for many years. Many people have done crazy things in their life, but we decided to take that to a new whole level, as nobody had even dared to enter that building. We went at midnight to
J’Lyrick Woods SO 221 Norm Violation Assignment With this assignment, I pondered on which norm violation would be the least embarrassing, which one would cause less anxiety, and which one I had the guts enough to perform. When I read the instructions and how we had to break a socially known norm, I felt very uncomfortable. I read the list repeatedly and even went to my parents and asked them which one they thought would be the least embarrassing. I finally decided that invading someone’s bubble who I was acquainted with and speaking six inches away from their face would be the best choice. I wanted to compare the reaction I received from the first person I talked to, so I chose two more individuals. These three individuals consisted of my
Telepathy I started out by asking my uncle to step into the quietest room in the house. I also asked that everyone else in the house try to stay as quiet as possible. In order to try and achieve what needed to be achieved I needed complete silence. I also didn’t want him knowing what I was doing so that way I could know if what I was doing was real. So he had no reason to be influenced. Before hand, I had set up two chairs in the room facing back to back. I didn’t know why having the chairs facing back to back would help but I felt it to be necessary. Before we got seated I started out by asking simple questions like “How was your day?” and “How are you feeling?” in an attempt to build a better rapport for the experiment to come. I then