Dr. Gert-Jan Lelieveld is Assistant Professor in Social and Organizational Psychology at Institute of Psychology, Leiden UniversityProfile page
The #MeToo campaign has shown that sexual harassment is much more common than was previously believed. The campaign gives people the courage to share their negative experiences, because they see their friends and acquaintances also having that courage.
The last few weeks have seen the long-anticipated debates between the Democrats’ presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Republican Donald Trump. The debates were very fierce and both candidates availed of every opportunity to make personal attacks.
Last week was Fair Trade week – a time when the importance of fair trade is stressed. The target group seems to be people who are concerned with others’ welfare, typically social-minded or altruistic people. But, is buying fair trade really a selfless act?