Category Archives: Social Norms

Norms, Compliance, and Asking for Money

Recently, I got an email from my alma mater. I’ve agreed to serve as a class agent, one of those people who pesters other graduates from my class to give money to our school (in large part, I do this … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 8, Social Influence, Social Norms | 15 Comments

What Men Really Want (at least in terms of prosocial behavior)

Some interesting research that integrates several different issues we’ve been discussing: helping behavior, social norms, and self-esteem.  Basic finding?  Men don’t like it so much when another man holds a door open for them. Reactions, questions, or comments?  (Other than … Continue reading

Posted in Chapter 11, Chapter 5, Gender, Prosocial Behavior, Social Norms, The Self | 22 Comments