Sarah Gavac

On this site, you will find information about both my research and my teaching.


I have two main foci in my work: normative tightness and morality. Normative tightness is the degree social norms are pervasive, clearly defined, and reliably imposed. I’m particularly interested in social control as a means through which social norms are imposed. Social control is a behavioral reaction expressing disapproval for someone’s counter normative behavior or attitude. The behaviors I focus on violate either broad social norms or more specific norms related to morality.

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