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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ISBN:Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World
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Number of Pages:384 pages pages

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

  • GWC
    Nov 18, 2018
    Takes an interesting idea and TED talks it to death. ...
  • Kristin Butler
    Oct 07, 2018
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  • Dolly
    Sep 12, 2018
    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
    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
    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...
  • Jimmy In
    Dec 01, 2018
    If you want to understand why people think and act the way they do you need to read this book. ...
  • Christian Oltra
    Nov 01, 2018
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  • Ali
    Sep 20, 2018
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  • tinythunder
    Nov 03, 2018
    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...
  • karoline steinfatt
    Dec 05, 2018
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  • Joma Palana
    Nov 28, 2018
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  • Virginia Choi
    Jul 31, 2018
    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
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  • Henri Tournyol du Clos
    Sep 29, 2018
    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
    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
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  • Sorcha
    Dec 05, 2018
    This was an absorbing and reflective read - highly recommended to expats and teachers. ...
  • Catalin Dumitru
    Dec 07, 2018
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  • Piotr
    Jul 30, 2018
    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
    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...
  • René Steendam
    Nov 13, 2018
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  • Caitlin Locke
    Sep 25, 2018
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  • Martin Weigert
    Oct 27, 2018
    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
    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...
  • Josh Berman
    Nov 08, 2018
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  • Chris
    Oct 19, 2018
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  • Michele Gelfand
    Sep 01, 2018
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  • Kim Forney
    Oct 02, 2018
    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
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