Michele Gelfand

Michele Gelfand, PhD

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Michele Gelfand's Interviews

Tim Houlihan + Kurt Nelson & Michele Gelfand 02 May 2022 • EN

How The Invisible Influence of Culture Shapes Our Behavior | Michele Gelfand

The culture we live in has an invisible influence over our individual and collective behaviors. The tendency towards openness or order in a society is expressed by Michele Gelfand, as the looseness or tightness of a culture. How loose or tight a country is can be correlated to the amount of threat the nation has faced

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Sam Harris & Michele Gelfand 30 Apr 2021 • EN

#248 — Order & Freedom

Sam Harris speaks with Michele Gelfand about the difference between tight and loose cultures. They discuss the primacy of cultural norms in governing human behavior, the trade-offs between order and freedom, conservatism vs liberalism, sensitivity to threat, scarcity, the COVID pandemic, the Jeffrey Toobin affair, poli

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David Sloan Wilson & Michele Gelfand 05 May 2020 • EN

Tightening and Loosening Up for the Coronavirus Pandemic with Michele Gelfand

TVOL's first podcast with Michele Gelfand explored an axis of cultural variation from "tight" (strong norms, strongly enforced) to "loose" (tolerant of individual differences). In this new podcast, we explore the distinctive blend of tightness and looseness needed to adapt to the pandemic.    Related Material Michele's

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Scott Barry Kaufman & Michele Gelfand 30 Apr 2020 • EN

Michele Gelfand || How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World

Today it’s great to have the cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand on the podcast. Dr. Gelfand is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Gelfand uses field, experimental, computational, and neuroscience methods to understand the evolution of culture– as well as its multilevel

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Shankar Vedantam & Michele Gelfand 06 Apr 2020 • EN

Playing Tight And Loose

We all know people who prefer to follow the rules, and others who prefer to flout them. Psychologist Michele Gelfand defines these two ways of being as "tight" and "loose." She says the tight/loose framework can help us to better understand individuals, businesses, and even nations. This week, we look at the core trait

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Jonah Goldberg & Michele Gelfand 20 Mar 2020 • EN

Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey

In order to give you all a break from the talk about the end of the world, this episode has Jonah speaking with psychologist Dr. Michele Gelfand about one of his pet-obsessions: “tight” and “loose” theories of culture. Why do places like Japan and Singapore seem to be in lockstep while the U.S. is so freewheeling? How

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