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2013-12-11 11:53:46

You're shopping for holiday gifts when you spot someone pocketing a nice pair of leather gloves. What do you do?

2013-07-01 23:23:01

One of the most effective ways to increase happiness is to lower expectations.

2013-03-21 10:07:34

The authors note, "People who spend time with young children will know that they often favor themselves when sharing, but surprisingly they endorse equal sharing not just by other people but also in their own case.

2013-02-13 15:00:36

Researchers should study how people's social and personal norms are influenced by behavior and use their insights to help governments promote pro-environmental actions.

Children Have High Expectations When It Comes To Social Norms
2012-07-27 13:32:24

Give attention to people who are talking. Wait in line to show courtesy to the person in front. These are just a few of the social norms that are observed on a daily basis. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology recently set out to better understand how social norms are acquired.

2012-04-18 21:50:34

The willingness of people to punish others who lie, cheat, steal or violate other social norms even when they weren’t harmed and don’t stand to benefit personally, is a distinctly human behavior.

2011-05-26 21:25:17

In today's world, conflicts and misunderstandings frequently arise between those who are from more restrictive cultures and those from less restrictive ones.

2011-03-11 16:43:09

A study by Professor Stephan Meier, Assistant Professor, Management at Columbia Business School, and co-author Andreas Fuster, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University Department of Economics, which was published in Management Science, an INFORMSR publication, found that while monetary incentives in the workplace, such as subsidies or bonuses, are regarded to be effective ways to encourage staff contributions, incentives can interfere in public and workplace environments dependent on informal norm...

2010-07-08 07:00:00

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProGreen Properties, Inc. (ProGreen) (OTCBB: PGEI), www.progreenproperties.com. ProGreen is proud to announce that it will be featured on the nationally televised show, "Today in America".

2010-03-19 10:16:10

Researchers have long been puzzled by large societies in which strangers routinely engage in voluntary acts of kindness, respect and mutual benefit even though there is often an individual cost involved.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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