What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults


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A social norm is described as _____.

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1. How can deviance lead to rejection by a group?

2. Which of the following can be a consequence of social norms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The understanding of social norms is important for understanding the larger society in which those norms occur. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of social norms. Some things you'll be assessed on include the best description of a social norm, the best definition of deviance, and true statements about social norms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to identify:

  • A description of a social norm
  • The best definition of deviance
  • Characteristics of social norms
  • When social norms are most important to people
  • Examples of social norms

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding social norms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of social norms
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what purpose social norms serve

Additional Learning

To learn more about social norms, review the accompanying lesson called What Are Social Norms? Definition & Examples in Infants, Children & Adults. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • When social norms are most noticeable
  • Abnormal behavior by those who don't conform to social norms
  • The age you begin to learn social norms
  • Who defines social norms
  • Social norms and adults