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Norms about Relationships

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

Social norms are rules that both guide and constrain behaviors in social interactions or relationships. Acting as guides, social norms are theorized to be powerful influences on behavior. Some social norms guide behavior across many different interpersonal relationships, with other ...

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