PEP Steering Committee Member Linda Tropp is quoted in Time about how social norms regarding anger shape the potential for violence in the US

Linda Tropp, PEP Steering Committee Member, is quoted in an opinion piece in Time about the level of anger that seems to permeate America, and how increasing rage and contempt toward our fellow countrymen and women can serve as a spark to cause incidents such as the recent mass-shooting in Las Vegas. “Social norms play incredibly important roles in shaping our behavior,” she says. "We look to others in our social environment to learn whether to respond to events with violent or peaceful actions, with hatred or friendliness.”