"Culture is a group's characteristic way of perceiving its environment"

–Harry Triandis

Media Coverage

Listen to Dr. Gelfand's recent interview on Wisconsin Public Radio
Listen to Dr. Gelfand's interview on "Voice of America" Listen to Dr. Gelfand talk about cultural differences on National Public Radio.

Listen to Dr. Gelfand talk about cultural tightness and looseness on Public Radio International.

If your browser does not support the audio element listen on PRI's website by clicking here.
Listen to Dr. Gelfand talk about revenge on Public Radio International.

If your browser does not support the audio element listen on PRI's website by clicking here.

Read "Tightness and Looseness: A New Way to Understand Differences across the 50 United States" in Scientific American

Read "How “tightness” vs “looseness” explains the U.S. political map" in the Washington Post

Read "Why political scientists think Oregon is a really 'loose' state" in the Oregonian

Read "Beyond Red vs Blue: Study of States Finds 'Tight' vs 'Loose'" at UMD Right Now

Read "Why Some Communities Police Themselves, While Others Don't" in the Atlantic Cities

Read "In de buurtsuper verraad je een winkeldief eerder" on kinnislink.nl

Read "Societies with rigid cultural values produce more terrorists" on Homeland Security News Wire

Read "'Bad negotiators': Experts say Congress is getting it wrong in fiscal talks" at NBC.com

Read "Nations: Loose or tight?" in the Boston Globe

Read "Threats Drive Cultural Norms" on Scientific America

Read "Uptight or Laid-Back, Cultural Differences Show" on Abcnews.com

Read "Korean Society the Fifth 'Tightest in the World'" on The Chosunilbo

Read "Worldwide assessment helps explain cultural differences" on TruthDive.com

Read "Kriege und Nöte prägen kulturelle Unterschiede" in Der Standard

Read "How nations came to be the way they are" in the Star Tribune

Read "韓國社會拘謹度排名全球第五" on chn.chosun.com

Read "India is world's 3rd most repressive society: Report" on IndiaToday.com

Read "World-Wide Assessment Determines Differences in Cultures" from the National Science Foundation

Read "People in threatened societies are more conformist" in New Scientist

Read "港社會寬容度亞洲第二" in 明報

Read "香港社会宽容度排名亚洲第二 仅次以色列" on www.chinanews.com

Read "Konformistábbak a fenyegetett társadalmak tagjai" on hvg.hu

Read "Het culturele verschil" in wetenschap24

Read "Uptight or relaxed? Study explains how nations form identities" in The Vancouver Sun

Read "UMD-led researchers assess pivotal cultural differences among countries and why these exist" on Eureka Alert

Read "Bedreigingen bepalen culturele verschillen" in De Standaard

Read "Israel: a looser country than the UK" in The Jewish Chronicle

Read "Bedrohte Gesellschaften setzen auf Regeln" on Science.orf.at

Read "Study ranks India next only to Pakistan, Malaysia in rigidness" on Livemint.com

Read "São Paulo está entre as cidades com mais tolerância social, diz estudo" on Terra.com

Read "Warum Normen für manche Länder so wichtig sind" on Bild Der Wissenschaft

Read „Österreich ist ein Land der sozialen Normen" on Die Presse.com

Read "Pesquisa lista Brasil entre países mais liberais" on Estadão.com.br

Read "¿Qué hace a Pakistán más opresiva que España?" on www.cuartopoder.es