Monthly Archives: October 2016

Changing the world by changing social norms – ScienceDaily

Professor Karine Nyborg from the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo is joined by an international team of eminent economists, environmentalists and psychologists as co-authors of the article “Social norms as solutions” published in Science. With Kenneth Arrow, the Nobel Laureate in Economics on their team, Nyborg et. …

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Children who seek social rules too much – ScienceDaily

Three-year-olds quickly absorb social norms. They even understand behaviors as governed by rules that are not subject to any norms and insist that others adhere to these self-inferred “norms”, finds a study by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, the psychologist Marco FH Schmidt. Children should say “hello” and “thank you”, share, …

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