- ISBN 9781472144812
- Categories BX, BX BXOS, BXOS, New Arrivals OS, Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction: Personal Development, Reference
- Author(s) Michele J. Gelfand
- Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
- Weight 0.272 kg
Curious about the answers to these and other questions, award-winning social psychologist Michele Gelfand has spent two decades studying both tight societies (with clearly stated rules and codes of ethics) and loose societies (more informal communities with weak or ambiguous norms). Putting each under the microscope, she conducted research in more than fifty countries and collaborated with political scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Her fascinating conclusion: behaviour seems largely dependent on perceived threats. It's why certain nations seem predisposed to tangle with others; some American states identify as "Red" and others as "Blue"; and those attending a sports contest, health club, or school function behave in prescribed ways.