Social Belief System

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Global Perspective Individual Report TOPIC: Belief System QUESTION: What kind of an impression do societal norms create on a teenager’s mind? Centre Name: Centre Number: Candidate Name: Dhruv Sabharwal Candidate Number: CONTENS PAGE INTRODUCTION PG 3 GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE PG 3 NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE PG 4 PERSONAL PERPSECTIVE PG 5 POSSIBLE FUTURE SCENARIOS PG 5 POSSIBLE COURSE OF ACTION PG 6 CONCLUSION…show more content…
He not only has a natural urge to bond with others of his kind but also needs this bonding for his existence, survival and growth. A society can be loosely defined as an organization of compatible people who are united by certain norms or rules of behavior that differentiate them from other such organizations. These norms may be based on religion, culture, politics etc. and their main objective is to ensure happiness for all the members of the society. A society is like an association of relationship. It exists wherever there are good or bad, proper or improper relationships between humans. It provides us with norms, which are nothing, but mere behavioral expectations of our society, which have evolved over a period of time. These norms are like blueprints of expected behavior from us in different circumstances. Over a period of time, these norms have not only governed us, but have also worked towards discouraging conflicts among societies. These norms are supposed to be followed by everyone to remain a part of the society. These norms are the code of conduct, which are very important in maintaining stability and peace in a society. If these norms are not followed then there is a possibility of the decline of a society. There are many subsets of these social norms and some of the examples are caste, class and gender based norms. As mentioned earlier these norms are societal expectations evolved over a period of…show more content…
This study shows that behavioral expectations from a male or female can be established in children by a young age. This can have adverse effects on children, which may increase by time. These norms and roles are generally introduced to children at a young age and because of this they become the foundation of their belief system. As time passes by, these norms are further reinforced inside children by our societies. In the world of teenagers, socials norms are divided into two different categories, actual norms and perceived norms. Actual norms are true norms for a given group of teenagers whereas perceived norms are norms based on assumptions. During the teen years, children want to make new friends, try new things have fun but in the midst of having fun their decisions might often get influenced by the popular crowd. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2011, 40% of teens had tried marijuana and 22% admitted to binge drinking. These statistics show that perceived norms have the capability to influence our decisions. These norms impact boys and girls in similar ways. Myths about girls such as "girls are weak" leaves girls at a greater risk of teenage pregnancy, child marriage,
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