Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf (2018)

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Why don’t they care? Nudges to improve willingness to help (2018)

The media continually reports about the failure to provide help. For example, the failure to provide help in the case of a deceased pensioner in an Essen bank. The phenomenon can be seen in almost every country and happens in very different situations, for example mobbing, racism, accidents and attacks, where many people do not intervene and help even though they could. In addition to the personal suffering of the victim, failure to assist has social consequences for society as it reduces macroeconomic welfare. ‘Nudges’ could be a way of increasing the willingness to help. A nudge is a method that influences the behaviour of people without having to resort to bans or laws or having to change social incentives. Nudges are becoming a more popular way of influencing people’s behaviour as new laws or regulations do not have to be issued as policy. Nudges could help to overcome individual blocks such as fear or uncertainty concerning responsibility, thus increasing the level of social welfare.

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Make Nudges Great Again – Heinrich-Heine-Schule Heikendorf

We are the group from Heikendorf taking part in “Young Economic Summit” to develop our future because the future is our responsibility and we want to create it actively. YES is our chance to give our often overheard voices depth and the needed volume.

The Team

The Motivation

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I’m Niklas, and my job as the motivation is to keep the team going. When I’m not being motivating, I do sports.

The Reasonable

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Hi, I’m Katharine! My slogan is “constant dropping will wear away a stone”. I’m the reasonable part of the group and I’m loved yet hated by my team for bringing us back down to earth.

The Strategist

Photo: (c) Team Heinrich-Heine-Schule HeikendorfHi, I’m Henni!

I’m the strategist. In my free time, I commit to politics because I like to exchange my ideas.

The Dictionary

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Hi! My name’s Lisa and the A stands for arrogance. Just kidding! The A stands for “anglais” which is the French word for English. Languages are my biggest passion.

The Obstinate

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I’m another Lisa, the obstinate. I am always right and this is why I want to study law in the future.

The Group-Mother

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Hi, my name is Leonie!

My mom always tells me I can‘t save the whole planet, but well, as the official group-mother and a passionate tree hugger, I always set my goals high.

The Bachelor

I am Gordon Bruns, the teacher of the group. I’m responsible for the good mood in the team. Luckily that´s one of my strengths. My free time is full of tanning (if possible), looking at my pedometer without walking and thinking about eating.

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