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Sociology
Altruism based on individual values is changing Western society. People in Western countries have seen a rise in individualism for quite some time, and this in turn helps to create generations of people with altruistic mindsets. Christian Welzel, Chief Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE and Leuphana University of Lüneburg), teamed up with researchers from the University of Lausanne to conduct a study showing the connection between emancipative values and prosocial behaviour. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
June 07, 2017
Attitudes to hipsters differ from judgmental in Moscow to fairly positive in Nizhny Novgorod.
June 02, 2017
Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier age, while excessive parental supervision may aggravate rather than solve the problem. Both honesty and a lower risk of developing a drinking habit are usually the result of a trusting relationship between a teenager and parents, according to a joint study by New York University and HSE researchers, published at Journal of Adolescence.
May 24, 2017
Commercials could be far more effective by addressing consumers’ attitudes and values.
May 22, 2017
Europeans tend to be tolerant towards immigrants of their own ethnicity, but not always willing to live next to ethnic outsiders.
April 11, 2017
A Russian translation of Christian Welzel's Freedom Rising has been released.
March 29, 2017
Locals’ stories about their home grounds can become a foundation for tourist brands.
March 24, 2017
Once married, women tend to feel better off financially, while men report higher respect from others.
January 18, 2017
Consumers of homemade alcohol stay true to their preferences.
January 16, 2017
Unless teenage bullying and aggression are faced with peer disapproval and rejection, bullies can gain popularity and dictate the same style of behaviour to their peers.
January 09, 2017
Food helps democracy and hormones affect financial behaviour.
December 29, 2016
Before it could fully emerge, Russia's middle class was hit by the economic crisis.
December 19, 2016