The Secret Life of Social Norms: From Nations to Neurons

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Abstract: Human sociality is enabled by our ability to develop, maintain, and reinforce social norms. While social norms are universal, there is wide variation in the strength of social norms (or tightness) around the globe. In this talk, I will describe theory and research on tightness-looseness in pre-industrial societies and in modern nations and states, discuss the evolutionary and neurological basis of such differences, and describe the implications of the strength of social norms for managing COVID-19.

Michele Gelfand
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park

ISCA Seminar Series Michaelmas 2020

To be held online on Teams (the joining link will be added above)

3pm, Fridays (Weeks 1-8)

Convened by Harvey Whitehouse and Nayanika Mathur