Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World

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 difference?how t In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through huma...

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Title:Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World
Author:Michele Gelfand
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Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World Reviews

  • GWC
    Nov 18, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

  • Kristin Butler
    Oct 07, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Dolly
    Sep 12, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

  • Katherine Shonk
    Jul 31, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

  • Polina
    Oct 14, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

  • Atila Iamarino
    Oct 13, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

  • Christian Oltra
    Nov 01, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

    ...

    ...

  • tinythunder
    Nov 03, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

  • Derek Cooper
    Dec 12, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • karoline steinfatt
    Dec 05, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Joma Palana
    Nov 28, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Virginia Choi
    Jul 31, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

  • Anne
    Sep 24, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Henri Tournyol du Clos
    Sep 29, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

  • Subowal
    Oct 23, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

  • Vignesh Kumar
    Oct 08, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

    ...

  • Jenny Bhatt
    Dec 04, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

  • Yvonne Murray
    Dec 11, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Sorcha
    Dec 05, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

  • Piotr
    Jul 30, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

  • Ben Mercure
    Dec 02, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

  • Andrew skeels
    Dec 11, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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    ...

    ...

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  • René Steendam
    Nov 13, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Caitlin Locke
    Sep 25, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Martin Weigert
    Oct 27, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

  • Shelly
    Jul 03, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

  • Chris
    Oct 19, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Michele Gelfand
    Sep 01, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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  • Kim Forney
    Oct 02, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

  • Hans De
    Dec 11, 2018

    Uma ótima ideia que achei esticada demais e aplicada demais como a única explicação. Michele Gelfand é uma psicóloga que pesquisa sobre um aspecto cultural bem particular, o eixo tightness-looseness, algo como regrado-desregrado ou tenso-relaxado. É o traço que define cultur...

    This is an interesting and informative book. If you enjoy books that explore culture, social psychology and human behavior while successfully avoiding being too heavy or abstruse you will enjoy Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World. Cultural psychologi...

    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 psycholog...

    Unscientific snake oil for the gullible. All these bold statements are based on a short (6 questions) questionaire locally filled in 2010 by small samples of mostly female psychology students grading what they thought was the general importance of social norms in their own country, whi...

    I recently finished reading ?Rule Makers, Rule Breakers? by Michele Gelfand, and I must say?I loved it. The book's got just the right balance of evidence and anecdotes to make it both engaging and informative. It offers fascinating insights into a hidden dimension of culture??...

    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 hou...

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a revolutionary book that changed the way I view the world. It unlocked for me the mystery of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the culture clashes I've experienced with friends, family, and coworkers; some of my own behaviors that have puzzled me; ...

    Book should have been 10% of its actual length. Reasonable breakdown of countries/cultures/communities into ?tight? (prioritizes order) vs ?loose? (prioritizes freedom) and why different groups gravitate to different strategies. Though there seemed to be a few contradictions as...

    I liked the book. There is a lot of information! Listening to the difference of Tightness and Looseness groups, some of the information seems like a no-brainer. Loose states and countries are more tolerant of immigrants, sexual and moral codes. The differences between countries and the...

    I thought this would be interesting, but did not expect to take as many notes as I did. She comes right out with the premise and it feels like an oversimplification, so I was afraid this would be one of those repetitive research abstracts converted to an unnecessarily long book. But sh...

    Gelfand's thesis is that a culture is shaped, primarily, by its perceptions of internal or external threat. The greater the sense of threat, the tighter it gets with rules and norms and vice versa. Threat-driven tight cultures seek order and unity and do not allow for the ambiguities o...

    Great subject. Good points. The book is somewhat redundant and many scenarios presented as examples to a particular point are not terribly insightful. This book doesn?t warrant 400 pages and would be more impactful in a concise format such as an exploratory article. ...

    This book brings the world into focus. With a rich theory and concrete examples, all told in accessible prose, Michele Gelfand offers a lens through which to understand norms and cultures that is both simple and mind-blowing. A wonderful book. ...

    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...

    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...

    After a couple of dozen pages I realized that the rest of the book would only be repetition and examples of the main theory, so I decided to use my time for other things. ...

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