Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
Dr. Robert Simpson
Dr. Mark Roussea
As a new member of any group is taught the proper ways of behaving, he is also taught what the improper ways of acting are, and what the consequences and penalties are for violations of these rules. The concept of group normrefers to these standardized ways of behaving that arecharacteristic of all social groups. The discipline ofsociology deals with both notions of adherence to groupnorms, conformity, and with violations of those norms, deviance.
Mendenhall, Michael D., "Social Class and attitudes towards deviants" (1974). Student Work. 1889.
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