Psychology and Sociology or Society
Wpływ COVID-19 na normy społeczne
The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Norms
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live and interact with each other. We often speak of the “new normal”. This concerns our social norms – meaning patterns of behaviour, aspirations, attitudes. Norms can be visible (overt) and hidden (covert); if we behave...
Normalność Jak zadbać o nią w skali całej ludzkości
Normality: How to Make It Work for All of Mankind?
We don’t want to return to a state that led to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, do we? Adding the adjective “new” doesn’t explain anything, doesn’t make it clearer. There have been many new beginnings in all countries across the world – including in Poland....
Skazani na nową normalność
No Escaping the New Normal
“A pestilence isn’t a thing made to man’s measure; therefore we tell ourselves that pestilence is a mere bogy of the mind, a bad dream that will pass away” – wrote Albert Camus in “The Plague”. But it’s already clear that this “dream” will not go away soon....
Nowa normalność i panna młoda
The New Normal and the Bride
A transition towards a new state of balance (“new normal”) requires intermediate changes – which we usually feel to be changes for the worse. And we oppose them. A behaviour shared with the old, wise Mother Nature. Nothing changes until it really has to. In a similar...