Definition of Informal Norm
Example of Informal Norm
- Facing toward the door in an elevator.
Informal Norm Pronunciation
Syllabification: in·for·mal norm
- American English – /in-fOR-muhl nORm/
- British English – /in-fAWm-uhl nAWm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɪnˈfɔrməl nɔrm/
- British English – /ɪnˈfɔːml nɔːm/
- Plural: informal norms
- The terms “informal norm” and “informal social norm” are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- When people violate informal norms, others might respond with informal sanctions.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “informal norm.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 24, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-norm/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
informal norm. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/informal-norm/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
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