Understanding Social Norms

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Social norm is the understanding people can influence our behavior in day to day basis. In social norms in society there is implicit rules which, is known as the not spoken but, you learn them when you deviate the rule by breaking the social norms in society such as, values, beliefs, attitudes, morals and behavior. People tend to follow the norms of society or the group. But, not following the social norms of society, individuals might think your deviant. However, social norms can be biased sometimes because, every culture has different norms and values. For example, shaking hands between both genders is very common in western countries because, it's seen as a norm. Whereas, in other parts of the world handshake between men and women can …show more content…
Which, mean the target is more likely to conform due to its power differences. The immediacy refers to the emotional and physical closeness of the social setting to the target. The theory shows how social power is used on day to day basis when the target has psychical and emotional distance of the influencing source to be close to the target. The more likely the target will conform to the influencer in the social setting. For example, the more influencer trying to influence a target, for example group of friends the better result, instead of fewer influencer, example one friend. Grahame. Hill (2009)

McGregor developed a theory on human behavior called, the X and Y theory. He looked at possible human behavior in people. The theory X is an authoritarian management style. The authoritarian believe that people do not want to work and operate with strict supervision. McGregor found out that the X personality trait is, they dislike any types of work and avoid it when it’s possible. Meaning they must be forced to do their task with threats or punishment in order to reach their organizational objectives in the business. However, the theory Y believe in participative style of management. Meaning they consider effort at work is the same as play. The Y personality trait is accepting or seeking responsibility. They don’t dislike working and do not operate in

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