These Differing Responses Can Be Explained Via Sociological

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These differing responses can be explained via sociological reasoning. Such reasoning would include acknowledging an individual’s comfort level, their relationship to me, the norm violator, their traditional opinion of where it is appropriate to have a picnic, and their views of whether or not they feel it is appropriate to acknowledge my norm violation as a positive or negative form of social deviance. A sociologist would relate and explain differing responses by highlighting the how an individual’s sexual orientation, personal religious beliefs, culture, lifestyle, worldview or gender identity influence their individual thoughts and responses to the social environment in which they live, providing a proper methodology by which to…show more content…
Personally, I found my behavior to be acceptable, as it pertained to myself and did not directly harm those with whom I associated, and promoted an overall positive experience of meeting new people. Despite outside responses, my internal responses remained predominantly unchanged. When specific negative social sanctions were directed my way, specifically in the form of slight frowns or disapproving looks meant to restore social order by condemning my behavior, I simply carried on with what I was doing, refusing to break from my demonstration of deviant behavior and acknowledging their negative responses. I would acknowledge certain informal sanctions at times, specifically if they were verbal comments or particularly vehement facial expressions, in the form of making eye contact, smiling directly at them, and then continuing to eat or talk to other friends who had stopped by to chat and reinforce my behavior with positive sanctions in the form of compliments. Therefore, as most social sanction were unofficial, my responses were predominantly nonverbal, especially toward negative social sanctions. Positive social sanctions were equivalently expressed via verbal and nonverbal communication, thereby garnering higher verbal responses from myself in the form of thanks or continued conversation regarding other social and educational topics (ie: weekend experiences or course work). Observing and responding to these social sanction regarding
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