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Why does an individual engage in deviant Behaviour?

One reason people engage in deviant behaviour, for example, may be a state of anomie, which is social instability arising from an absence of clear social norms and values. Inappropriate behaviour is likely to be regulated by informal social processes such as disapproval from friends or family.

What theory would say that deviance is most likely when there is a gap between culturally appropriate goals and the legitimate inability to reach those goals?

Strain Theory

What are the 4 functions of deviance?

Deviance has several functions: (a) it clarifies norms and increases conformity, (b) it strengthens social bonds among the people reacting to the deviant, and (c) it can help lead to positive social change.

What are the benefits of deviant behavior?

The ONLY ‘benefits’ of deviant behavior are that in the SHORT TERM the deviant person often achieves their goal. There is little or no LONG TERM ‘benefit’ to deviant behavior as the person’s deviant behavior becomes exposed and therefore becomes self defeating to their own goals.

What is deviance tolerance?

Problem behavior theory posits that tolerance of deviance is an antecedent to antisocial behavior and substance use. In contrast, cognitive dissonance theory implies that acceptability of a behavior may increase after experiencing the behavior.

Why is it important for a social entrepreneur to be a positive deviant?

Positive deviance can enable social entrepreneurs to deviate from the ordinary and find solutions that are more productive while using the same resources. Social needs and growing relationships leads to social innovation by exposing individuals to new ideas while developing a broader platform for thinking.

How do you promote positive deviance?

The Steps of Positive Deviance

  1. Engage with the community to understand the data that measures the problem.
  2. Create a view of how an improved or ideal future would look.
  3. Explore the issues and barriers associated with the problem.
  4. Identify the stakeholders.
  5. Be open, and share the findings in community forums.