Some Cultures Tolerate Rule Breaking More than Others. Comparing them can teach us a lot about international relations

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Nov 29, 2018


Michelle Gelfand is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland and author of the new book Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire our World. The book, which is written for a popular audience, is based on a scientific study conducted by Gelfand in 33 countries in which she examines cultural norms around rule following.  As she explains, certain countries have a higher tolerance for norm and rules breaking behavior than others--and these discrepancies can have im...more

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