Psych M.D. - Norm

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Term: Norm
Definition (Myers): an understood rule for accepted and expected behavior. Norms prescribe "proper" behavior.1
Definition (alternative): A standard, model, or pattern.2
Contextual explanation: similar to stereotypes; women are expected to act feminine, men are expected to work for the family, Koreans students are expected to go to hagwon, etc.
Related terms and concepts:
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Sources:
  1. Myers, D. G. (2004). Psychology. New York, New York: Worth Publishers.
  2. Norm Definition. Retrieved September 12, 2009, from Dictionary.com Web site: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/norm
  3. YouTube - Male Restroom Etiquette. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2009, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzO1mCAVyMw.

Edited by: Younsuk
Date of last edit: Sept. 10th, 2009



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