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Increasing Vaccinations Requires Understanding How Culture Shapes Thinking

From the coast of Kenya to the American heartland, cultural mindsets influence our decisions and behaviors. Always.
February 8, 2022
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We use cultural mindsets to make sense of our world. They normalize–or problematize–certain aspects of the social order, shaping our decisions and actions. They become most apparent when they result in behaviors that, on the surface, don’t make a lot of sense. Why do working class Americans so frequently vote against their own best interests? Why is it so hard for Americans to support public policies that prevent public health disasters and save massive amounts of money? Culture.

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