Michele J. Gelfand

Professor of Psychology

University of Maryland, College Park

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I am Professor of Psychology and Affiliate of the RH Smith School of Business and lead a diverse group of scholars within the Social Decision Making and Organizational Science area at the University of Maryland, College Park. Under my direction, this group studies phenomenon relating to the strength of cultural norms and cultural values, negotiation, conflict, revenge, and forgiveness, and and diversity. More recently, I have branched into the study of subjective culture in the Middle East, and have founded a growing research program on tightness-looseness. My philosophy is to incorporate as many disciplinary perspectives in my work, and we work with computer scientists, neuroscientists, political scientists, and increasingly biologists to understand all things cultural. Check out the group here, and find out how to get involved here.


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Gelfand gets honored at SIOP for the distinguished McCormick lecture

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Gelfand to give Keynote address at the 2016 International Congress of Psychology in Japan and invited address at the 2016 APS convention in Chicago

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Gelfand co-organizes culture and evolution workshop

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Read the new JOB paper on culture and "getting to yes" or see the press release

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Read our paper about the reproduction of conflict, published in JESP

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Selection of Papers
Gelfand et al. (2011) 33-nation study on tightness-looseness. Science

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The evolution of third party punishment. Royal Society B

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Modeling threat and norm strength. OBDHP

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Read our paper about tightness-looseness across the 50 states, published in PNAS

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Triandis & Gelfand (1998). Measures of Horizontal and Vertical Individualism and Collectivism. JPSP

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Gelfand et al. (2012). Conflict Cultures in Organizations: How Leaders Shape Conflict Cultures. JAP

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  • 3147C Biology/Psychology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
  • 301 405 6972
  • mgelfand@umd.edu
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