The Penn Social Norms Workshop is designed to build our partner’s capacity to diagnose, measure and change social norms in a target area. Trainings may include modules on related topics such as social networks and the relationship between legal and social change.
Penn SoNG develops new social measures and survey questions that allow partners to diagnose the type of social behavior and measure norm creation or abandonment ensuring the sustainability of change. Consultancies frequently make use of our methodological expertise involving appropriate statistical sampling, mapping social networks, conducting large scale surveys, building data-sets, performing econometric analyses, among others.
At the University of Pennsylvania, we conduct lab experiments giving additional theoretical validity to our underlying concepts. In the lab, we run controlled studies related to fairness, punishment, communication, self-serving bias, identity and a host of related ideas.
We work closely with our partners and networks throughout Penn and the world.