Why is it okay – in some cultures – to jaywalk, while in others you could get arrested for jaywalking? Why was marijuana was sold – legally – for years in the streets of Amsterdam when it is only now become legal in the US? The reason: some cultures are what author Michele Gelfand calls “loose” and others are “tight”. Here’s my first episode on cross-cultural psychology and I think you’re going to really enjoy listening to professor Gelfand to find out how our culture’s norms shape our attitudes and behavior.
- Michele Gelfand’s website
- Rule Makers, Rule Breakers was listed by Adam Grant as one of the 6 new books about psychology that will help you succeed at work.
- Rule Makers, Rule Breakers on Amazon.