Norms

In sociology, the norms of a society are its rules and beliefs about what is correct or appropriate. In a work of art, norms are the values or beliefs that the work presents as valid or appropriate. Each work creates its own norms, which may be consistent with those of the society (in which case the work is apologetic) or contrary to the values of ...
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Norms

rules and expectations by which a society guides the behaviour of its members
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Norms

Rules of behaviour which reflect or embody a culture`s values, either prescribing a given type of behaviour, or forbidding it. Norms are always backed by sanctions of one kind or another, varying from informal disapproval to physical punishment or execution.
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Norms

Standards based on measurements of a large group of people; used for comparing the scores of an individual with those of others within a well-defined group.
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Norms

The rules of behavior that are part of the ideology of the group. Norms tend to reflect the values of the group and specify those actions that are proper and those that are inappropriate, as well as rewards for adherence and the punishment for conformity. Norms are important for librarians to understand when serving culturally diverse markets.
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norms

values or rules which act as guidelines for social action.
Found on http://www.polity.co.uk/cbs3/PDF/Glos.pdf
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