- Proximity norms — sit or stand too close or too far from people (friends or family only).
- Food norms — eat non-finger foods with your fingers, or eat with the wrong utensils.
- Clothing norms — wear your clothes backwards or inside out, wear socks with sandals, wear sunglasses indoors, wear a funny hat or costume, or wear casual clothing to a formal event or formal clothing to a casual event.
Unit IV Norm-Breaking Worksheet
For this assignment, you will be completing the following questions about your norm-breaking experience. Answer the questions directly on this document. When you are finished, select “Save As,” and save the document using this format: Student ID_UnitIV. Upload this document to Blackboard as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file.
|What norm did you decide to break?|
|Was it a formal or informal norm you were breaking?|
|What were your thoughts, concerns, and feelings about breaking the norm before you broke it?|
|What were your behaviors or actions while breaking the norm? Discuss what happened during the experience.|
|How did you feel while breaking the norm?|
|How did others react when you broke the norm?|
|How did the reaction reinforce or not reinforce the norm?|
|What did you learn about yourself or others from this experience?|