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December 14, 2008


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Huh, I'm not sure what kind of "norm theory" they're referring to, but this phenomenon fits very well with social constructivist theories of norms. If the culture puts a premium on action and punishes inaction with social disapproval, then the goalie will probably dive, because the norm--especially for an athlete--is: "Don't just stand there! DO something!" Maybe if it were a Taoist culture then the norm would be to do nothing...

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