BDS 502 675
Social norms are the rules we live by, and we encounter them in any area of our life. Social norms often guarantee the smooth functioning of a group or organization. Sometimes, however, these norms are inefficient, or do not benefit society at large. What can we do to change these harmful collective behaviors? Social psychology, philosophy, sociology, rational-choice, legal theory, and even economics, are investigating and theorizing pro-social behavior, justice motivation and moral and social norms. Well examine the latest and best in this emerging multidisciplinary enterprise. Students will be encouraged to apply its findings and methods to their area of interest.
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