How can social constructionism be used to manipulate people’s perception of different social problems?

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The social constructionism approach highlights that norms are also important in creating and shaping what we deem as social problems. Sherrif described norms as ‘jointly negotiated rules for social behavior, the customs, traditions, standards, rules, values, and fashions which are standardized as a consequence of the contact of individuals’. Norms are a useful way to control society and create social cohesion so that most people in the society are operating in the same way. As Cialdini, Reno and Kallgren note “if everyone is doing it, then it must be the sensible thing to do”. This is especially true, in relation to power as norms are...
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