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Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies

Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies


Title: Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies
Author: Eriksson, Kimmo
Strimling, Pontus
Gelfand, Michele
Wu, Junhui
Abernathy, Jered
Akotia, Charity S.
Aldashev, Alisher
Andersson, Per A.
Andrighetto, Giulia
Anum, Adote
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Date: 2021-03-05
Language: English
Scope: 1481
Department: Faculty of Psychology
Series: Nature Communications; 12(1)
ISSN: 2041-1723
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21602-9
Subject: Félagshegðun; Atferli; Frávik; Attention; Comprehension; Female; Humans; Judgment; Male; Negotiating; Perception; Social Behavior; Social Norms; Social Support; Value of Life; Violence; Psychology (all)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/3153

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Eriksson , K , Strimling , P , Gelfand , M , Wu , J , Abernathy , J , Akotia , C S , Aldashev , A , Andersson , P A , Andrighetto , G , Anum , A , Arikan , G , Aycan , Z , Bagherian , F , Barrera , D , Basnight-Brown , D , Batkeyev , B , Belaus , A , Berezina , E , Björnstjerna , M , Blumen , S , Boski , P , Bou Zeineddine , F , Bovina , I , Huyen , B T T , Cardenas , J C , Čekrlija , Đ , Choi , H S , Contreras-Ibáñez , C C , Costa-Lopes , R , de Barra , M , de Zoysa , P , Dorrough , A , Dvoryanchikov , N , Eller , A , Engelmann , J B , Euh , H , Fang , X , Fiedler , S , Foster-Gimbel , O A , Fülöp , M , Garðarsdóttir , R B , Gill , C M H D , Glöckner , A , Graf , S , Grigoryan , A , Gritskov , V , Growiec , K , Halama , P , Hartanto , A & Hopthrow , T 2021 , ' Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies ' , Nature Communications , vol. 12 , no. 1 , 1481 , pp. 1481 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21602-9

Abstract:

Norm enforcement may be important for resolving conflicts and promoting cooperation. However, little is known about how preferred responses to norm violations vary across cultures and across domains. In a preregistered study of 57 countries (using convenience samples of 22,863 students and non-students), we measured perceptions of the appropriateness of various responses to a violation of a cooperative norm and to atypical social behaviors. Our findings highlight both cultural universals and cultural variation. We find a universal negative relation between appropriateness ratings of norm violations and appropriateness ratings of responses in the form of confrontation, social ostracism and gossip. Moreover, we find the country variation in the appropriateness of sanctions to be consistent across different norm violations but not across different sanctions. Specifically, in those countries where use of physical confrontation and social ostracism is rated as less appropriate, gossip is rated as more appropriate.

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This research was funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) [P17-0030:1]. The contributions of S.G. and M.H. were supported by the Czech Science Foundation [20-01214S] and the Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences [RVO: 68081740]. Open access funding provided by Stockholm University. Publisher Copyright: © 2021, The Author(s).

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