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Why do we slack off in groups?

2016-1-16 (Sat) 14:30 - 16:00

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and the Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time [Osaka University's] Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

Why do we slack off in groups?

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 14:30 ~ 16:00
KUGIHARA Naoki (Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University)

A reason why people slack off when in groups is that while in a group, the individual sense of responsibility becomes diluted, and intensity is lost. This phenomenon appears in a variety of situations, such as the declining voter turnout, the increase in welfare, non-payment of pension premiums, whispering and cheating in class, sleeping members of the diet, match fixing in sumo, and many more. At this lecture, we'll discuss why this slacking off comes about in groups as well as other related phenomena.

Attendance Fee: 1,620 yen

To apply, go to the Asahi Culture Center website.

Date: 2016-1-16 (Sat) 14:30 - 16:00
Organizer: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Osaka University Nakanoshima Center
Registration: Registration is required for this seminar. (Web)
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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