Those who feel they lack personal control over their lives tend to prefer a culture that imposes order. In turn, these "tighter" cultures perpetuate their existence by reducing a person's sense of individual control and increase their sense of collective control.
Influence of social norms shapes a child's desire to share by the age of eight.
Contrary to popular belief, a new study reveals higher levels of testosterone may make people more sensitive to moral norms.
A new game theory model demonstrates how superstitious beliefs become established in a society's social norms. The model shows how distinct belief systems can evolve as a coordinated set of behaviors which are enforced by a consistent set of social norms.
People are more likely to adapt their behavior if they believe their actions are reflective of how society is changing, a new study reports.
A new study people perform better on cognitive reasoning tests when confronted by moments of cultural disfluency.