MCAT Social and Behavioral Sciences : Social Norms and Mores

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Example Question #1 : Social Norms And Mores

Regarding mores, which of the following is false?

Possible Answers:

Taboos arise from violation of mores

None of these are false

Mores are a result of socialization

Tipping your waiter is considered a more

Anomie can result when an individual acts outside given mores

Correct answer:

None of these are false

Explanation:

Mores, in sociology, refer to social norms and expectations that govern morality and ethics within a given culture. Folkways refer to minor variances in mores, while taboos result from major disruptions. Tipping your waiter would be considered a more; using the air conditioner during winter would be considered a folkway; striking a child would be considered a taboo. Mores develop based on cultural exposure during the process of socialization. Socialization refers to the development of social expectations based on an individual's experiences with their environment. Anomie results when an individual's personal social standards and actions fall outside of the mores of their given society, generally resulting in stigma.

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