Dr. Michele Gelfand On Cultural Differences & Tight-Loose Theory

Dr. Michele Gelfand On Cultural Differences & Tight-Loose Theory


In today's world, conflicts and misunderstandings frequently arise between those who are from more restrictive cultures and those from less restrictive ones. Now, a new international study led by the University of Maryland offers insights that may help bridge such cultural differences.

In this video, Dr. Michele Gelfand explains the research from the worldwide assessment on the key cultural differences among countries, which she is spearheading. She also breaks down the difference between “tight” and “loose” cultures, and how that distinction impacts businesses globally.

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Cultural Psychologist, Author, & Distinguished University Professor

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Michele Gelfand is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture and its multilevel consequences for human groups. Her work has been cited over 20,000 times and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Voice of America, Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, and The Economist, among other outlets. Most recently, she is the author of "Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire the World"