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Press Release 11-106 - Video

Michele Gelfand discusses what makes cultures restrictive versus permissive.

University of Maryland Psychology Professor Michele Gelfand discusses recent research that investigates the "tightness" and "looseness" of 33 countries. "Tight" refers to nations that have strong social norms and low tolerance for deviation from those norms, whereas another term, "loose," refers to nations with weak social norms and a high tolerance for deviation from those norms.

Credit: University of Maryland/National Science Foundation

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