Social Norms

Michele Gelfand on Social Norms

“Social norms are the glue,” cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand tells interviewer David Edmonds in this Social Science Bites podcast, “that keep people together.” How much glue do we need? Gelfand describes the “simple tradeoff” between tight and loose cultures: tight opts for more order while loose aims for openness,

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Shaken but not scared

David Canter describes being marooned in Narita Airport when the earthquake struck. Having studied people’s actions in major emergencies as […]

9 years ago
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