Social change and behavior can happen rather quickly or slowly. For example, what was deviant or unusual years ago may be considered normal or acceptable today (i.e., piercing or tattoos) or once was normal is now not (i.e., smoking in restaurants).
Provide an example of a slow change and a quick change in the American culture over the past 25 years. What are possible reasons that some social changes occur more quickly and other social changes receive resistance? What agents of socialization may contribute to social changes?