Ever since Stanley Milgram persuaded people in the 1960s to obey his commands to give others electric shocks, experimenters have manipulated social rules and observed the pressure people feel to conform.

How social norms influence cultural behaviour, and why Hong Kong is less ‘tight’ than the UK

Researchers say that how ‘tight’ or ‘loose’ a nation is determines the tolerance and tastes of its people, and that knowing this can help us better understand our differences

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Ever since Stanley Milgram persuaded people in the 1960s to obey his commands to give others electric shocks, experimenters have manipulated social rules and observed the pressure people feel to conform.
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