Looking back and looking ahead at our tipping behavior, we can expect tips to remain a social norm that will increase.
Wherever the economy reopens, we will return to tipping behavior that not only sends a message about us but also about what others expect.
On this Mother’s Day, we can celebrate the impact of working moms on their kids but not on the division of labor at home during the coronavirus lockdowns.
It’s been called a “covidivorce.” After lockdowns ended, China reported that divorce applications were swamping officials in two provinces, Sichuan and Shanxi. Therapists explain that the new togetherness is, “…like putting all our issues into a frying pan and really…
Looking at activities that range from jaywalking to loading dishwashers, we can see how tight and loose social norms can shape behavior.
Through a 2020 UN report, we can locate the world’s gender inequality by looking at politics, education, economics, and physical integrity.
Because tipping behavior reflects a social norm, many of us know the amount we are supposed to leave but we don’t necessarily do it.
Diplomatic immunity can give us an indication of corruption in a country by looking at whether consular officials pay parking tickets.
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