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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A social norms model based on ranking how people judge their level of intoxication when they are intoxicated | BMC Public Health

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Countries with strict social standards innovate less internationally

An increasingly common way to come up with creative ideas is to ask the crowd for help. Various companies have launched online platforms to seek creative ideas from online communities. For example, PepsiCo set up “Legion of the Bold,” a community site where the brand asks fans for marketing and …

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Instructure up 8% since IPO, CEO sees “huge renaissance” in EdTech – TechCrunch

Instructure, the Utah-based educational technology company, went public on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. After setting a price at $ 16, shares rose 8% in the early afternoon. Instructure, which is not yet profitable, is building educational software for K-12 teaching and corporate learning. Blackboard’s competitor claims to …

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The Social Rules Project at Harvey Mudd College

Newswise – Paul Steinberg, professor of political science and environmental policy at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif., Pursued an unconventional approach to creatively push environmental education, scholarship and awareness into de interesting new directions. His research and teaching focus on global environmental policies, with particular emphasis on biodiversity conservation …

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Do social norms determine whether laws work?

Share this Item You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Laws that go against social norms – the unwritten rules of acceptable behavior – are counterproductive, economists report. Social norms can change over time, such as Americans’ attitudes toward same-sex marriage and legal marijuana. …

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