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Breaking Societal Norms: The quintessential sociology assignment. Help!

I am taking a very new, unique class this semester at my university, which has a final project related to "breaking social norms." The teacher implied the project should most likely have some videotaping or physical results, and manipulate social norms for a better/more positive outcome. Sky is the limit on this project, there are very few guidelines and boundaries, and I'm not sure where to go with it. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by unmouton88 on Jan 24, 2013 - 29 answers

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues?

How do I get better at managing multiple social cues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Morality as social norms?

Are there any books that discuss morals as a kind of social norm?
posted by Pants! on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

How many .25 oz servings of Mint Chip can I get for free?

How many ice cream samples is too many? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Apr 3, 2012 - 59 answers

Some folks see the world as a stone: concrete daubed in dull monotone.

I'm getting frustrated and increasingly upset by others' rose-tinted, idealized notions about youth and the pursuit of happiness (e.g., this very popular sideblogged comment). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 32 answers

What social norms do you break with no consequence?

What am I missing because most people think it is too dangerous; even though you know it is just fine? [more inside]
posted by Felex on Dec 11, 2010 - 63 answers

No, I don't own a blow-dryer

Every morning, I wash my hair. Then I leave for work, while my hair's still damp/wet. Does this make me... weird? [more inside]
posted by meese on Dec 4, 2010 - 91 answers

Handshake etiquette especially with women

Over the course of my personal life I have noticed a trend of not shaking women's hands when first meeting them in social settings. What is the proper way to greet women in a first meeting in a public setting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2007 - 35 answers

I actually said, "honey, will you just hug me for 5 seconds?"

sameoldrelationshipstuff filter: Like many of us, I have fears about my relationship. Does she really love me? etc. One thing that's starting to drive me crazy is that I want more affection than she wants to give. I know everyone is different, blah blah blah, but just so I can have some perspective, can you guys tell me: how often do you smooch your sweety? Do you tell him you love him every day? Do you expect a hug when he gets home from work? If he asks you for some attention - do you give it to him, or run the other way? Help me understand what is normal - or at least average!
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2006 - 17 answers

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