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Old 10-25-2006, 04:55 PM
shivohum shivohum is offline
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Name for the Need to Conform to Expectations

Is there a technical term in psychology or sociology or other academic disciplines for the desire to conform to others' expectations of you? It doesn't have to be a desire to please -- the expectations could be low, or people could expect you to be an asshole.

But there often is a sense of awkwardness in deviating, with any particular social group, from how we think that social group expects us to behave. There is some strangeness, I think, even in positive growth. What's the technical term for this internal desire or force that seeks to keep us acting, with the same people, in the same ways?
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:27 PM
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If it exists, you can find it in the DSM-IV. According to this site, the DSM-IV identifies more than 300 pychiatric disorders. I believe these are the fine folks that came up with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), i.e., being a normal teenager.
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:29 PM
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If it exists, you can find it in the DSM-IV. According to this site, the DSM-IV identifies more than 300 pychiatric disorders. I believe these are the fine folks that came up with ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, i.e., being a normal teenager.)
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