Project #2: Break a Social Norm (Due November 10) In our complex society, there
are many social norms (e.g., don’t chew with your mouth open, hold the door for
others, face the front of the elevator). Some norms are explicit, while others are not.
For this project your assignment is to break a social norm. Important: YOU CANNOT
CAUSE INJURY TO ANYONE OR BREAK THE LAW! (For example, if you plan
to invade someone’s personal space, do not do it in a dark parking garage.) However,
find a norm and break it. Write about your experience:
Page 1 should be a detailed description of your motivation.
What norm did you pick?
Why did you pick it?
How did you learn about it?
Page 2 should be a description of your experience in breaking the norm.
What were people’s reactions?
What was your reaction?
How did you feel? How do you imagine others felt?