Social Responsibility Norm (SRN)

The social responsibility norm (SRN) describes a concept in which some individuals have a moral motivation to help and assist others. Typically it is someone who is in a position of authority who is expected to help others who are dependent on them due to their status as a role model or authority. These individuals are expected to do good and help others due to their high levels of power or leadership role. SRN also describes the protocol or standards that are taught by authority figures like parents or teachers. These standards or norms are things like helping another person who needs help. These norms can vary between individuals because people and cultures have different concepts of morals and what is right and wrong.

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