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The Resource Under the influence : putting peer pressure to work, Robert H. Frank

Under the influence : putting peer pressure to work, Robert H. Frank

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Under the influence : putting peer pressure to work
Title
Under the influence
Title remainder
putting peer pressure to work
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Frank
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a revelatory look at the power and potential of social context. As psychologists have long understood, social environments profoundly shape our behavior, sometimes for the better, but often for the worse. Less widely noted is that social influence is a two-way street: Our environments are in large part themselves a product of the choices we make. Society embraces regulations that limit physical harm to others, as when smoking restrictions are defended as protecting bystanders from secondhand smoke. But we have been slower to endorse parallel steps that discourage harmful social environments, as when regulators fail to note that the far greater harm caused when someone becomes a smoker is to make others more likely to smoke. In Under the Influence, Robert Frank attributes this regulatory asymmetry to the laudable belief that individuals should accept responsibility for their own behavior. Yet that belief, he argues, is fully compatible with public policies that encourage supportive social environments. Most parents hope, for example, that their children won't grow up to become smokers, bullies, tax cheats, sexual predators, or problem drinkers. But each of these hopes is less likely to be realized whenever such behaviors become more common. Such injuries are hard to measure, Frank acknowledges, but that's no reason for policymakers to ignore them. The good news is that a variety of simple policy measures could foster more supportive social environments without ushering in the dreaded nanny state or demanding painful sacrifices from anyone"--
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Frank, Robert H
Dewey number
302.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social pressure
  • Social influence
  • Social planning
  • Vices
Label
Under the influence : putting peer pressure to work, Robert H. Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. The argument in brief -- Part 2. The origins of behavioral contagion. How context shapes perception -- The impulse to conform -- Part 3. Cases. It was, until it wasn't: the dynamics of behavioral contagion -- The sexual revolution revisited -- Trust -- Smoking, eating, and drinking -- Expenditure cascades -- The climate crisis -- Part 4. Policy. Should regulators ignore behavioral contagion? -- Creating more supportive environments -- The mother of all cognitive illusions -- Ask, don't tell -- Epilogue
Control code
on1127071041
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691193083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127071041
Label
Under the influence : putting peer pressure to work, Robert H. Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction. The argument in brief -- Part 2. The origins of behavioral contagion. How context shapes perception -- The impulse to conform -- Part 3. Cases. It was, until it wasn't: the dynamics of behavioral contagion -- The sexual revolution revisited -- Trust -- Smoking, eating, and drinking -- Expenditure cascades -- The climate crisis -- Part 4. Policy. Should regulators ignore behavioral contagion? -- Creating more supportive environments -- The mother of all cognitive illusions -- Ask, don't tell -- Epilogue
Control code
on1127071041
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780691193083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127071041

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