In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key differencehow tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms.Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealands women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are Red and Blue States really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumbers van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand has spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age gro...
|Title||:||Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World Reviews
The best way to introduce this book is to reproduce the opening sentences of the introduction: It's 11:00 pm in Berlin. Not a single car is in sight, yet a pedestrian waits patiently at the crossing until the light turns green. Meanwhile, four thousand miles away in Boston, at rush hour, commuters flout the 'Do Not Cross' sign as they dart in front of cabs.
Michele Gelfand is introduced as a 'cultural psychologist.' In this book she analyses different nations, cultures and societies on a tight-lo ...more
This is an incredibly accessible book that is both engaging and informative. It is peppered with interesting studies from social and cross-cultural psychology. Not only do you get to read many unique cultural tidbits from all over the world, but you also gain insight into how psychologists run studies and analyze human behavior. The framework of tightness-looseness is fascinating to understand. You'll learn all about the power of social norms and how they influence us on a daily basis. There is ...more
If you want to understand why people think and act the way they do you need to read this book.