primary deviance

(noun) “[A] violation of norms that does not result in any long-term effects on the individual’s self-image or interactions with others” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: primary deviances

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OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Deviance. Connexions, May 14, 2012. (