The Complexity of Social Norms (Computational Social Sciences) (Hardcover)
The Conundrum of Social Norms.- Part I: The Complex Roots of Social Norms.- Misperception is Reality: The "Reign of Error" about Peer Risk Behaviour Norms among Youth and Young Adults.- Norms and Beliefs: How Change Occurs.- Social norms from the perspective of embodied cognition.- It Takes Two to Tango: We-Intentionality and the Dynamics of Social Norms.- The Relational Foundation Of Norm Enforcement.- Part II: Methods and Epistemological Implications of Social Norm Complexity.- Norm Emergence in Regulatory Compliance.- Norm Dynamics Within the Mind.- Vulnerability of Social Norms to Incomplete Information.- Part III: Evaluating Complex Approaches to Norms.- The "Reign of Mystery" Have We Missed Something Crucial in Our Experimental and Computational Work on Social Norms?.- Three Barriers to Understanding Norms: levels, dynamics and context.
Maria Xenitidou is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) at the University of Surrey. Her main interests are in identity issues, the study of social regularities and contingencies, and in research methods - mainly in qualitative methods, also focusing on methods' epistemological assumptions and claims. Bruce Edmonds is the Director of the Centre for Policy Modelling (CPM) and Senior Research Fellow in the Business School at the Manchester Metropolitan University. His interests are in all aspects of social simulation, including methodology, philosophy and applications. He has just published a handbook on "Simulating Social Complexity" with Springer.