Social Norms

 

 


 

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Dec 5th 2016

This is a course on social norms, the rules that glue societies together. It teaches how to diagnose social norms, and how to distinguish them from other social constructs, like customs or conventions. These distinctions are crucial for effective policy interventions aimed to create new, beneficial norms or eliminate harmful ones. The course teaches how to measure social norms and the expectations that support them, and how to decide whether they cause specific behaviors.

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Nov 28th 2016

This course is Part 2 of the Social Norms, Social Change series. In this course, we will examine social change, the tools we may use to enact change, and put into practice all we have learned in Part 1. Social norms are the rules that glue societies together. This course covers scripts and schemas, the cognitive structures in which social expectations are embedded, and their relationship with social norms.

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