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Social acceptance norms

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Social norms, the customary rules that govern behavior in groups and societies, have been extensively studied in the social sciences. Anthropologists have described how social norms function in different cultures sociologists have focused on their social functions and how they motivate people to act , and economists have explored how adherence to norms influences market behavior. More recently, also legal scholars have touted social norms as efficient alternatives to legal rules, as they may internalize negative externalities and provide signaling mechanisms at little or no cost.

Social norms, like many other social phenomena, are the unplanned, unexpected result of individuals' interactions. It has been argued that social norms ought to be understood as a kind of grammar of social interactions. Like a grammar, a system of norms specifies what is acceptable and what is not in a society or group. And analogously to a grammar, it is not the product of human design and planning.

This view suggests that a study of the conditions under which norms come into being, as opposed to one stressing the functions fulfilled by social norms, is important in order to understand the differences between social norms and other types of injunction, such as hypothetical imperatives, moral codes or legal rules.


If people are motivated to conform by their desire to acquire or maintain a given social identity, it follows that they are not committed to any given norm, but to the identity that a norm supports. Suppose that one's identity as a teacher is defined by what the relevant reference group expects a teacher to do.

A person who cares about that particular role will then act in conformity to the group's expectations because she wants the group to validate her identity. Again, what remains to be explained is the desire attributed to people to acquire and maintain a social identity. Such desire might not be primitive, as one may desire instead the rewards that accompany performance according to a certain role. For example, wanting to be identified as a good employee may just mean that one wants to obtain all the material and psychological rewards that accompany good work performance.

A final question to consider is how one might be able to productively intervene to change socially harmful norms. If social norms convert mixed-motive games into coordination games, and then supply an equilibrium to the coordination game, then they are going to be fairly robust against interventions.

Its time to change the social acceptance laws that is here for ages. Most of these norms are so familiar that people use them to emotional destroy the people of world. Leaders and businessmen are using this norms to make money, to become rich to steal from the rich and the poor. Wake up, it's time to change, to be wide awake and to be alert.

Don't except anything that was man made as DONE...

Get out of the circle of Life that was created to control you, to owe you and to make you a slave. Keep you hands and nose clean, never be part of a favor team.  You are in control of you own life.

GET YOURSELF FREE.  GET YOURSELF DEBT FREE.

Select your Friends one by one, be part of your Family, give love and receive love. Be happy in yourself.




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