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Communication, Norms and Rules

  • By: Laura Stafford
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The terms rules and norms are often used interchangeably. Some scholars argue that the two are synonyms. Others consider rules and norms as distinct. In this entry, largely following principles suggested by Susan Shiminoff, definitions ...

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