Global trends are depicted in local conflicts. Issues of global scale are being fought within regions, between nations as well as among local groups. Also, war is proven to be experienced differently by different people in regard of various characteristics (Duncanson, 2016). “By the 1990s, 9 of 10 people who died in war from direct … Continue reading Post-conflict developments: Why female peace negotiators might have to break the table and build a new one
Although global warming poses a great risk – a risk, by the way, which has been known and ignored for a long time – past efforts have little contributed to fight climate change. To date, greenhouse gas emissions have barely been reduced by individual or policy actions. In order to mitigate the effects of climate … Continue reading Overcoming Aspiration Failures with Peer Pressure in the Fight against Climate Change
One of the bedrocks of (neo)classical economic theory is the premise that humans act as homo oeconomici or ‘economic agents.’ This boils down to the assumption that when given a choice between two items, people will make a rational decision and choose the item that they value the most. As simple and intuitive as the … Continue reading What Can We Learn From Hunter-Gatherer Societies? Taking a Closer Look at the Endowment Effect
Nowadays people are becoming more and more concerned about ecology. As a response to a devastating impact of humanity on our planet, people try to take care about the natural environment. Sustainable lifestyle and sustainable consumer behavior are the recent trends of 21st century. This can be clearly seen in a supermarket near your house: … Continue reading Sustainable Lifestyle: a Way to Look Better in the Eyes of Others?
The Human perception of its entourage as an entirety of matters, possessions (or goods) and circa inhabitance is, in effect, subjected to rules of thumb. In more explicit terms, heuristics, which can be defined as the unconscious preference to a mental shortcut in a quest to quick and efficient decision-making, are omnipresent as echoes of … Continue reading On Heuristics and Lazy Micro-Economics: Rational Actors, or else?
In the new globalized world, we’re living in nowadays, it has become quite often to see people working in multinational companies that have several branches/headquarters in different regions of the globe. We see families leaving almost everything behind and deciding to start a new life in another country. However, the trend has been mostly having … Continue reading Brain Drain – Is the grass always greener on the other side?
Since its first emergence in December 2019, the novel corona virus SARS CoV-2 made it’s way rapidly around the globe. The virus causing acute respiratory syndrome (COVID-19) saw health authorities and governments alike scrambling for information and public health responses. At the forefront of measure emerged what is commonly known as social distancing. Countries with … Continue reading Bridging the partisan gap – Towards a collective response against COVID-19 using behavioural scientific insights
A miser accidentally fell into the river, and the kind-hearted man lay on the shore and shouted, "Give me a hand, I will pull you up!" But the miser just refused to extend his hand. The kind person began to wonder, and then suddenly woke up, shouting "I will give you my hand, just hold … Continue reading Framing effect in individual development
The outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, at the beginning of 2020 quickly spread around the world. As a result, politics, economy and population were faced with a global crisis for which a solution has to be found. Due to this uncertainty and the fear of the supposedly fatal outcome of the virus infection, … Continue reading Polarization in times of the Corona crisis
The population of our planet is increasing extremely fast. In 2000 approximately 6.143 billions of people lived on Earth, while today, in 2020, the population has reached a level of 7.7 billions people (Worldometers, 2020). While it proves the dominance of our species, such population outburst also become a cause of concern. For instance, a … Continue reading How to Overcome Our Disgust to Eat Insects?