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Research Finds Tipping Point for Large-scale Social Change
2018-06-09, 05:56 PM,
When organizations turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in the workplace, how many people need to take a stand before the behavior is no longer seen as normal?

According to a new paper published to be published tomorrow in Science (link is external), there is a quantifiable answer: roughly 25% of people need to take a stand before large-scale social change occurs. This idea of a social tipping point applies to standards in the workplace, and any type of movement or initiative.

Online, people develop norms about everything from what type of content is acceptable to post on social media, to how civil or uncivil to be in their language. We have recently seen how public attitudes can and do shift on issues like gay marriage, gun laws, or race and gender equality, as well as what beliefs are or aren’t publicly acceptable to voice.

2018-06-09, 06:01 PM,
I think it would be better if people stopped being peer pressured into making society dumber and crazier as we go.
2018-06-09, 06:14 PM,
Great, recipe for social manipulation
2018-06-09, 06:21 PM,
I think I've read this regarding technology and gadgets in relation to early adopters before.
2018-06-09, 06:26 PM,
Interesting, reminds me of the movie 12 Angry Men.
2018-06-09, 06:30 PM,
media and mass psychology figured this out long ago
2018-06-09, 07:02 PM,
We all know that since 1930s. Democracy sucks.
2018-06-09, 08:13 PM,
This explains why so many people were trying to hit the whip in 2015

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