Social norms

Changing social norms in times of pandemic

Source: Katarzyna Modrzejewska / Pixels Hours after planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, the government took swift action. All thefts have been grounded and the President, Police Commissioner and Mayor of New York have issued regular, factual and clear updates. When the airports opened two days …

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Radio Readers BookByte: Conventions and Social Standards

Hello, my name is Eric Mercer. I am an industrial and organizational psychology practitioner in the southwestern Kansas area. In News of the World, by Paulette Jiles, Johanna is a 10 year old girl who has spent the last four years of her life with the Kiowa tribe and who …

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Reviews | People can violate social norms, but also revive them

When Cass Sunstein was a young law professor, he stumbled across an older professor talking to a young student in a hallway. Much to Sunstein’s amazement, the professor stroked the student’s hair. Sunstein later approached her and said, “It was completely inappropriate. He shouldn’t have done that. The student swept …

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AI helps researchers model the impact of social norms

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and other senior executives and leaders on data and AI strategies at the Future of Work Summit on January 12, 2022. Learn more How do humans learn to cooperate? This is an interesting question, which behavioral anthropologists have been studying for decades. Social norms – that …

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“Technology crashes against social norms”

Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has a long-term vision of how best to navigate and protect privacy in an increasingly post-truth world. She talks to John Kennedy. While we are on the subject of data privacy, Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Helen Dixon is a well-researched and heavily annotated …

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