Monthly Archives: May 2017

Why we follow decoded social norms

Humans follow social norms to forge cooperation among peers, even though these unspoken rules of society sometimes force them to make personal sacrifices, scientists say. Social norms – unspoken rules about how we dress, talk, eat, and even allow ourselves to feel – are often internalized to such a degree …

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Why we follow social norms, even when they don’t make sense

If you’ve ever seen the crush on tattooed and bespectacled people at a Brooklyn bar, or been berated by your grandmother for setting the table badly, you’ve probably wondered why humans follow the standards so closely. social. They dictate almost every aspect of our life, from career paths and fashion …

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