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