An Explanation of Social Norms as Illustrated by Tipping

Glass, Benjamin Michael

A process of the development of social norms is described in which norms develop through a process of signaling between people due to the time it takes to make a decision. These signals motivate people to pre-commit to relatively altruistic strategies. These pre-commitments extend into the future, thus continuing the apply when there are no signals being sent. These strategies then become socia... read more

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Economics -- Sociological aspects.
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