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Grammar of Society The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms

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ISBN-10: 0521574900

ISBN-13: 9780521574907

Edition: 2006

Authors: Cristina Bicchieri

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Cristina Bicchieri examines social norms, such as fairness, cooperation, and reciprocity, in an effort to understand their nature and dynamics, generated expectations and evolution and change. Drawing on intellectual traditions and methods, including those of social psychology, experimental economics and evolutionary game theory, Bicchieri provides an integrated account of how social norms emerge and why and when we follow them. Examining the existence and survival of inefficient norms, she demonstrates how norms evolve in ways that depend upon the psychological dispositions of the individual and how such dispositions may impair social efficiency.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.14" wide x 7.99" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

The Rules We Live By
Social Norms
Descriptive Norms
Following Social Norms
Awareness and Choice
Appendix to Chapter 1
Habits of the Mind
Trigger Cues
Spreading Activation
Local Norms
Categories, Schemata, and Role Playing
A Taste for Fairness
The Ultimatum Game
Social Preferences
Norms Matter
Variations on the Ultimatum Game
Evasions and Violations
Appendix to Chapter 3
Covenants Without Swords
Group Identity
Cheap Talk
Creating Identities
Keeping Promises
Talking to Machines
Cognitive Misers
Informational Cascades and Unpopular Norms
A Few Examples and a Fairy Tale
Pluralistic Ignorance
Why Misrepresentation?
Why do People Conform?
The Consequences of Pluralistic Ignorance
Informational Cascades
Lifting the Veil
Appendix to Chapter 5
The Evolution of a Fairness Norm
The Ultimatum Game
Emerging Norms
Updating Beliefs and Strategies