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Compare and contrast descriptive and injunctive norms, and g

1. Q: Compare and contrast descriptive and injunctive norms, and give an example of each.

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2. Q: Explain why, in even informally organized groups, role differentiation still occurs.

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3. Q: Edwina is the only woman in a work group. She has many good ideas, but the group members ignore them. How would expectations-states theory explain her dilemma? What would you tell Edwina to do to improve the situation?

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4. Q: You work in a large organization as a manager of a staff of six people. What kinds of role conflicts might you and your staff experience, and what steps could you take to avoid these conflicts?

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-A descriptive norm refers to people's perceptions of what is commonly done in specific situations.
example:observations of how people consume alcohol in discrete drinking situations
-An injunctive norm refers to people's perceptions of what is commonly acceptable or unacceptable of within a particular culture.
example:perceived approval of drinking (the norms of "ought") ...

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The expert compares and contrasts the descriptive and injunctive norms.

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