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

–Harry Triandis

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Michele Gelfand

Curriculum Vitae

Recent News

See the new paper on tightness-looseness at the state level published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See press coverage of the paper in the Washington Post.

To see Gelfand's most recent paper published in Science, click here. And to see the database, click here.

Gelfand to give keynote address at the International Congress of Psychology, 2016, click here for details.

See press on Gelfand's new paper on The Serial Reproduction of Conflict and read the paper here.

Read about Gelfand's work in Science Careers

Announcement: Gelfand to give keynote address at Emerging Markets Forum

Gelfand becomes a Fellow at the Academy of Management

Gelfand to receive the William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award at SIOP 2014 for best paper published in 2013. See the paper: Conflict Cultures in Organizations: How Leaders Shape Conflict Cultures and Their Organizational-Level Consequences

Just Announced: New work on the evolution of third party punishers to appear in Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Gelfand wins Humboldt Award, click here for more information.

Read the recent review of the new Advances in Culture and Psychology Series here!

Click here for information about purchasing Advances in Culture and Psychology.

See Gelfand's co-edited Special Issue on Culture in the Journal of Organizational Behavior here

Biographical Information

Michele J. Gelfand is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Scholar Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her Ph.D. in Social/ Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois.

Gelfand's work explores cultural influences on conflict, negotiation, justice, and revenge; workplace diversity and discrimination; and theory and methods in cross-cultural psychology. Her work has been published in outlets such as Science, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and the Annual Review of Psychology. She is the co-editor of The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture (with Jeanne Brett, Stanford University Press) and The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organizations (with Carsten De Dreu, Erlbaum) and is the founding co-editor of the Advances in Culture and Psychology series and Frontiers of Culture and Psychology series (with CY Chiu and Ying-Yi Hong, Oxford University Press). She serves on numerous editorial boards in social and organizational psychology, is a past Associate Editor of Applied Psychology: An International Review and is currently an Associate Editor of Social Psychology and Personality Science.

Gelfand received the Ernest J. McCormick Award for Early Career Contributions from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the LL Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior of the Academy of Management. She is the Past President of the International Association of Conflict Management, is Past Division Chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management, and Past Treasurer of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. She has recently finished a tenure as the PI on a multiuniversity research initiative to study culture and negotiation in the Middle East. She teaches courses on negotiation, diversity, and cross-cultural management.