Staying at home to protect others? This doesn’t seem to come natural to people. In an interview with ZEIT ONLINE, briq Research Director Florian Zimmermann explains from a behavioral economics perspective why people are apparently willing to change their behavior drastically in the face of the corona crisis – in contrast, for example, to the climate crisis. He comments on the role of social norms and sanctioning, the power of political communication, and people’s tendency to seek crisis-related information that confirms their own beliefs.
Social norms and motivated reasoning in the corona crisis
Interview with Florian Zimmermann
Read the full interview (in German)"Angst bringt Menschen dazu, sich zu ändern" ZEIT ONLINE
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