Norms and Values

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  • Norms and Value
    • Norm- Set of guidelines on how to behave/how to live
      • Examples of Norms
        • Waiting In a queue rather than simply pushing to the front
        • Ideas that it is wrong to kill another    person
        • Boys wearing trousers not skirts
        • Using a knife and fork to eat.
        • Holding the door open for someone.
    • Values- Set of beliefs. (Respect from people, Trusting people)
      • Examples of Values
        • The beliefe that it is wrong to take other peoples property.
        • Holding the door open for someone.
        • Good manners, for example saying thank you to someone
          • Examples of Norms
            • Waiting In a queue rather than simply pushing to the front
            • Ideas that it is wrong to kill another    person
            • Boys wearing trousers not skirts
            • Using a knife and fork to eat.
    • Culture is the way that people live within there society, in relation to shared beliefs, language and traditions.
    • What shapes a beliefs and values?
      • The way they have been brought up in there family. Wither or not they have been educated enough to decide what is a norm and value.
    • What is the relationship between norms, values and culture?
      • The way you have been brought up with norm and values shape how you believe you should live, This will then decide what culture you live in and how you act.
    • Does everyone in society agree on shared norms and values?
      • The majority of people have been brought up with these manners so therefore they agree.
    • The difference between norms and values
      • The norms are something that is set for guidelines, for example you know not to kill someone because you will be put in prison. Whereas a value is something that comes from a belief, for example respect from people or to trust someone.
      • Difference is values are something that you have created in your communities. You may value different things compared to other cultures for example the belief to not steal other people property is  value because we have this respect and now it could lead to consequences.
      • Difference between norms is they are guidelines and laws that are seen as normal things to do like waiting in queue and eating with a knife and fork. This is how we have been brought up to act and behave. Norms are something we do as a society, beliefs can be created by the community you are brought up.
    • Margaret Mead Study
      • Did a famous study on Three different tribes, different ways of living from westerns.

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