Waiting their turn, while masked and keeping a distance.
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A social scientist argues that in the absence of strong government action, people took it upon themselves to work out conduct to stem the spread of virus.
During the pandemic, exercise classes and groups need to take social distancing guidelines into account.
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Your most important piece of exercise gear may be the friends you buddy up with to work out.
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Social norms are powerful forces, particularly around the festive season, and risk overriding protective behaviours we've adopted this year.
It’s tempting to take a break from pandemic precautions.
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It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
Video game 'amoralists' argue killing in gaming isn't harmful since no living being is actually hurt. But when it comes to hurting virtual animals, we disagree.
Who gets a seat at the table?
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Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
Were you subtly encouraged to make that menu choice?
A scholar who studies consumer decision-making explains just what it is in the human mind that makes people susceptible to nudges toward one behavior or another.
Trump has broken a lot of norms.
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Norms are perceptions or beliefs about what we understand the rules for acceptable behavior to be. Trump's impeachment could help restore some of them.
The Autcraft community offers a controlled and filtered environment for autistic children to play and socialise
Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
What goes into all for one and one for all?
Where do the cooperative skills that hold together human societies come from and why don't our selfish instincts overwhelm them? Evolutionary game theory suggests that empathy is a crucial contributor.
Other people influence how we vote, what jobs we apply for, which gadgets we buy – so of course they influence how we get around the city.
Some people just follow the social norm, whether it’s right or not.
Just because somebody else does something doesn't mean you have to follow. Or does it?
We all think men are at it way more than they are. But estimates of how much nooky young women are getting are basically ludicrous.
Say cheese … or not. A woman works a stand at a cheese festival in Moscow, Russia.
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In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.
Illegally logged rosewood in Antalaha, Madagascar, 22 February 2005.
The illegal timber trade is a huge global business worth up to US$150 billion yearly. One way to curb it is by convincing consumers in wealthy countries that buying contraband wood products is wrong.
A leading Twitch streamer was disciplined for gender bias.
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Many online communities have developed toxic social norms, including sexist tendencies, that they will need to address as more members join in.
There are more than 500 studies into the effects of high heels on wearers' health.
With Australian roads originally built and designed with only motorists in mind, drivers and cyclists are still learning to share.
Because Australian roads were built and designed with motorists in mind, it is easy for Australian motorists to feel cyclists are using 'their' roads and disrespecting the natural order.
Social definitions of sex tend to oversimplify the biological determinants of gender and anatomy.
When his partner was pregnant, Russell Brand announced he may raise the child 'gender-neutral' to avoid social constraints associated with being a boy or a girl. So what determines your 'sex'?