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Question by  NatashaPolak (26)

What is "normative" social influence?


Answer by  jeroboam (185)

Personal persuasion that is supplied by what a group believes to be "normal" or within "norms." In Victorian England, for example, normative social influence routinely kept unmarried people from fornication.


Answer by  RoseNy (500)

This refers to the way in which a society's norms for behavior are instilled in members of that society. Things like peer pressure and media images relay norms about how to behave in a way society finds acceptable. Media images often show "norms" for how people should look and act.

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