Social Sciences Lecture Series: 'Social Norms and Community Enforcement of Cooperation'
Join us for our last talk in the Social Sciences Lecture Series given by Boris Wieczorek, Ph.D. student at Iglobes & Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory, University of Grenoble in France.
Social norms are a powerful tool in influencing pro-social and pro-environmental behavior. They represent informal rules of behavior in groups and societies that lead individuals to behave in a certain manner due to peer pressure. Social norms have a normative component, which represents the appropriate social behavior of the reference group, and a descriptive component, which represents the effective behavior of the reference group. Despite the numerous articles about social norms and their implementation, our knowledge of the various mechanisms and dynamics associated with them is still incomplete.