rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. These rules may be explicit or implicit.
Other norms include:
are behaviors which are perceived as being approved of by other people.
are perceptions of how other people are actually behaving, whether or not these are approved of.
are written or spoken openly.
are not openly stated (but you find out when you transgress them).
-Subjective Norms: Expectations that valued others have about how we will behave.
-Personal Norms: Standards we have about our own actions.
Social Norms are people's beliefs about the attitudes and behaviors that are normal, acceptable, or even expected in a particular social context. In many situations, people's perception of these norms will greatly influence their behavior.