Social norms

Social norms can spread like a virus

Social norms change as potential beachgoers stay at home. A view of empty Santa Monica beach in … [+] sunset due to the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Santa Monica, United States, March 27, 2020. Anadolu Agency via Getty Images For 90% of Americans now ordered to stay home …

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US Navigates Radical New Social Norms

There is a new type of social policing that has grown almost as quickly as the viral disease that spurred its arrival. It’s called “midlife shame,” calling out those who leave home for daily activities or who violate social distancing rules. And it’s part of a new reality for Americans …

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Navigating new social norms to curb the spread of COVID-19

The president of the Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce didn’t mind attending a small dinner at a local restaurant to strengthen the business and bring other leaders together to discuss how to help Asian-American restaurants devastated by the coronavirus. That was, at least, until he brought it up on Instagram. …

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