The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,272,009 members ⚫ 1,419,367 ebooks

New to

Learn more

The Grammar of Society

The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms

The Grammar of Society by Cristina Bicchieri
Buy this eBook
US$ 24.00 US$ 21.50
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
In The Grammar of Society, first published in 2006, Cristina Bicchieri examines social norms, such as fairness, cooperation, and reciprocity, in an effort to understand their nature and dynamics, the expectations that they generate, and how they evolve and change. Drawing on several intellectual traditions and methods, including those of social psychology, experimental economics and evolutionary game theory, Bicchieri provides an integrated account of how social norms emerge, why and when we follow them, and the situations where we are most likely to focus on relevant norms. Examining the existence and survival of inefficient norms, she demonstrates how norms evolve in ways that depend upon the psychological dispositions of the individual and how such dispositions may impair social efficiency. By contrast, she also shows how certain psychological propensities may naturally lead individuals to evolve fairness norms that closely resemble those we follow in most modern societies.
Cambridge University Press; December 2005
278 pages; ISBN 9780511138041
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: The Grammar of Society
Author: Cristina Bicchieri
  • News
Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics: Cristina Bicchieri - UPENN Almanac
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:44:42 -0800
Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics: Cristina BicchieriUPENN AlmanacHer most ...
Three Professors to Endowed Chairs in SAS - UPENN Almanac
Tue, 20 Mar 2007 05:44:31 -0700
Three Professors to Endowed Chairs in SASUPENN AlmanacDr. Benjamin Nathans has been named the Ronald S. Lauder Endowed Term ...