Break-A-Norm Assignment Case Study
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Break-A-Norm Assignment Case Study
Break-A-Norm Assignment (Assignment #2) – Prior Student (A male student!)
1). What implicit norm(s) did you violate? (4 points)
For this social psychology class, we were asked to go out and break a social psychological norm. I chose to break an appearance social norm. I went to K-Mart and bought the most ridiculous thing I could find to wear out in public. While at K-Mart, I found a pink onesie pajama with polka dots, which was perfect. I knew this onesie would be perfect for the experiment because as I paid for it, the cashier gave me a weird look when she saw what I was buying. Although the cashier gave me a weird look, she did not ask why I was buying it. Probably because she wanted to avoid an awkward situation and because she felt like it was none of her business to question me about why I was buying a pink onesie.
2). Describe how you violated it (them). (4 points)
As soon as I bought the pajamas I put them on and went straight to International Mall to walk around. The second I got out of my car and started walking towards the mall I could sense everyone in the parking lot staring at me. I already felt extremely awkward and I had not even entered the mall. This made me want to just get back in my car and leave, but I went in and walked around anyway because I needed this information for this assignment.
3). Analyze your thoughts and feelings while you violated the norm(s). (4 points)
As I walked into the mall, through the food court, I could feel everybody almost instantly stare at me. I felt extremely awkward and embarrassed. As the people around me continued to stare at me I felt out of place. I tried to convince myself that I did not care what these strangers thought about me in order to continue walking around. Although convincing myself that what others thought about me did not matter helped me get through that evening and get the information I needed, deep down I still felt very uncomfortable with the situation I put myself in.
4). Analyze what other people were probably thinking about your violation (4 points)
I thought it was amusing and would to turn to their friends, or whomever they were with, and tell them to look at what I was wearing. Only one person at the mall decided to ask me why I was wearing a pink onesie. While I was at the mall I bought a pretzel and as I tried not to act awkward in my pajamas and the cashier asked me if I had lost a bet or something. I then explained to him that the reason I was wearing the pajamas was because I was doing a social psychology experiment. The cashier seemed intrigued by the experiment and since there was no line behind me I went on to explain to him the details of the experiment and how it revolves around social norms.
5). Did you gain any insight into your own or others’ behavior? What about the power of the situation? (4 points)
The insight I gathered is that I try to avoid awkward situations as much as possible and that putting myself into an uncomfortable situation such as this made me face the horror of being out of place. I actually wanted people to come up to me and ask me why I was wearing a pink onesie out in public, so I could explain to them that this was for an assignment. At least this way people would not think that the only reason I was wearing a onesie is because I was a strange person.
6). Include AT LEAST ONE key social psychological principle in your paper. You may want to include something about role-playing, conformity/nonconformity, normative social influence, cognitive dissonance, self-monitoring, etc. Your choice, but have AT LEAST ONE! (5 points)
The situation I was in brought about conformity among the strangers at the mall. The reason for this is because they thought I was a strange person for going out in public dressed inappropriately. We have to conform to society and dress a certain way while we are out in public in order to fit it with others. The people at the mall knew that I was not wearing appropriate attire for the mall because I was wearing pajamas, which are for sleeping. Of course, I also felt like I was under the spotlight (the spotlight effect). Maybe I thought others were appraising me more than they actually were. Then again, in this situation maybe everyone was actually looking at the crazy guy in the pink onesie!
QUALITY OF RESPONSE NO RESPONSE POOR / UNSATISFACTORY SATISFACTORY GOOD EXCELLENT Content (worth a maximum of 50% of the total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 20 points out of 50: The essay illustrates poor understanding of the relevant material by failing to address or incorrectly addressing the relevant content; failing to identify or inaccurately explaining/defining key concepts/ideas; ignoring or incorrectly explaining key points/claims and the reasoning behind them; and/or incorrectly or inappropriately using terminology; and elements of the response are lacking. 30 points out of 50: The essay illustrates a rudimentary understanding of the relevant material by mentioning but not full explaining the relevant content; identifying some of the key concepts/ideas though failing to fully or accurately explain many of them; using terminology, though sometimes inaccurately or inappropriately; and/or incorporating some key claims/points but failing to explain the reasoning behind them or doing so inaccurately. Elements of the required response may also be lacking. 40 points out of 50: The essay illustrates solid understanding of the relevant material by correctly addressing most of the relevant content; identifying and explaining most of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology; explaining the reasoning behind most of the key points/claims; and/or where necessary or useful, substantiating some points with accurate examples. The answer is complete. 50 points: The essay illustrates exemplary understanding of the relevant material by thoroughly and correctly addressing the relevant content; identifying and explaining all of the key concepts/ideas; using correct terminology explaining the reasoning behind key points/claims and substantiating, as necessary/useful, points with several accurate and illuminating examples. No aspects of the required answer are missing. Use of Sources (worth a maximum of 20% of the total points). Zero points: Student failed to include citations and/or references. Or the student failed to submit a final paper. 5 out 20 points: Sources are seldom cited to support statements and/or format of citations are not recognizable as APA 6th Edition format. There are major errors in the formation of the references and citations. And/or there is a major reliance on highly questionable. The Student fails to provide an adequate synthesis of research collected for the paper. 10 out 20 points: References to scholarly sources are occasionally given; many statements seem unsubstantiated. Frequent errors in APA 6th Edition format, leaving the reader confused about the source of the information. There are significant errors of the formation in the references and citations. And/or there is a significant use of highly questionable sources. 15 out 20 points: Credible Scholarly sources are used effectively support claims and are, for the most part, clear and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition is used with only a few minor errors. There are minor errors in reference and/or citations. And/or there is some use of questionable sources. 20 points: Credible scholarly sources are used to give compelling evidence to support claims and are clearly and fairly represented. APA 6th Edition format is used accurately and consistently. The student uses above the maximum required references in the development of the assignment. Grammar (worth maximum of 20% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 5 points out of 20: The paper does not communicate ideas/points clearly due to inappropriate use of terminology and vague language; thoughts and sentences are disjointed or incomprehensible; organization lacking; and/or numerous grammatical, spelling/punctuation errors 10 points out 20: The paper is often unclear and difficult to follow due to some inappropriate terminology and/or vague language; ideas may be fragmented, wandering and/or repetitive; poor organization; and/or some grammatical, spelling, punctuation errors 15 points out of 20: The paper is mostly clear as a result of appropriate use of terminology and minimal vagueness; no tangents and no repetition; fairly good organization; almost perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage. 20 points: The paper is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read as a result of appropriate and precise use of terminology; total coherence of thoughts and presentation and logical organization; and the essay is error free. Structure of the Paper (worth 10% of total points) Zero points: Student failed to submit the final paper. 3 points out of 10: Student needs to develop better formatting skills. The paper omits significant structural elements required for and APA 6th edition paper. Formatting of the paper has major flaws. The paper does not conform to APA 6th edition requirements whatsoever. 5 points out of 10: Appearance of final paper demonstrates the student’s limited ability to format the paper. There are significant errors in formatting and/or the total omission of major components of an APA 6th edition paper. They can include the omission of the cover page, abstract, and page numbers. Additionally the page has major formatting issues with spacing or paragraph formation. Font size might not conform to size requirements. The student also significantly writes too large or too short of and paper 7 points out of 10: Research paper presents an above-average use of formatting skills. The paper has slight errors within the paper. This can include small errors or omissions with the cover page, abstract, page number, and headers. There could be also slight formatting issues with the document spacing or the font Additionally the paper might slightly exceed or undershoot the specific number of required written pages for the assignment. 10 points: Student provides a high-caliber, formatted paper. This includes an APA 6th edition cover page, abstract, page number, headers and is double spaced in 12’ Times Roman Font. Additionally, the paper conforms to the specific number of required written pages and neither goes over or under the specified length of the paper.
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