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In a pandemic, if R0>1, individual behavior has collective effects (the effect is, hum, exponential).
The aim of a lockdown is to reduce virus spreading.

Alice wants to go out and meet with her friend Bob.

#covid_19 #publicgood #socialbiology #gametheory #socialpsychology
Since the lockdown is well respected, the number of cases dropped. Alice and Bob feels healthy. They are convinced they are not infected. They go out and have long stroll in the park.
In other terms: Most people paid a cost (stayed home) and produced a benefit available for everyone (by reducing virus prevalence in the population). Alice and Bob take advantage of the benefit, but they don't pay the cost of production. They are cheaters.
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I will be reposting all of the interviews I've done on the first year of the show, one per day, on this thread, with links to the new podcast.

@robsica @docamitay @vancitytaraxo @Muttmere1 @hfsunde @franciscforde
#1 Oren Amitay: Portuguese Bills on Transgender Rights. #psychology


@docamitay @Muttmere1 @vancitytaraxo @robsica @franciscforde @YzarW @jimfrank @KarinLitzcke @Lauguerreiro
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The Deprivation-Protest Paradox: How the Perception of Unfair Economic Inequality Leads to Civic Unrest.

My most significant contribution to the social sciences - please consider sharing…
Comments on the lead article by Sarah Awad & Brady Wagoner ( @BradyWagoner ) Aalborg; Beverly Conrique & Faye Crosby @ucsc ; Danny Dorling ( @dannydorling ) @UniofOxford
Serena Hagerty and Michael Norton @HarvardHBS ; Pinky Hota @smithcollege ; Michael Jindra ( @mjindra1) @BU_Tweets ; Fathali Moghaddam @Georgetown
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