Psych M.D. - Social Trap


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Term: Social Trap
Definition (Myers): A situation in which the confliction parties, by each rationally pursuing their self-interests, become caught in mutually destructive behavior.
Definition (alternative): Social trap is a word that describes the situation when people, organizations, or societies fall in some negative situation and that it cannot be avoided. Platt:Social Traps
Contextual explanation: An example is when people prefer cars causing passenger rail service to go away at the same time traffic jams get so bad, then people want to start using trains again. They know the problem, but cannot avoid them.
Related terms and concepts: Social Clock
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Social media trap
Human Trap
Related websites:
Platt: Social Traps
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A Line on LIfe
Edited by: Matt



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