News tagged with social norms

Freo leads the pack with greenie gardens

Factors like a sense of community and residents who are 'keeping up with the Jonses' are among complex drivers behind Australian's preferences for European, colonial style gardens over designs using native ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Ecology
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The GOP has a feminine face, study finds

At least when it comes to female politicians, perhaps you can judge a book by its cover, suggest two UCLA researchers who looked at facial features and political stances in the U.S. House of Representatives.

dateSep 27, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Monkeys found to conform to social norms

Human tendency to adopt the behaviour of others when on their home territory has been found in non-human primates. Researchers at the University of St Andrews observed 'striking' fickleness in male monkeys, ...

dateApr 25, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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People fake to look authentic on social media

Presenting an authentic image on social network sites (SNSs) includes an element of fakery according to a new study by researchers at Aalto University. During the study, researchers discovered that being authentic is very ...

dateAug 14, 2014 in Social Sciences
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