The concept of norms is very important to the study of conformity anddeviance. Norms are the socially acceptable behaviors in a group. It is inrelation to them that people either conform or deviate. For instance, a grouphas the norm that Jan always talks first. When the other group members chooseto wait for Jan to speak first, they conform. If one day Harold says somethingbefore Jan, Harold has deviated from the group norm.


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