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Culture Lab


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Andrey Elster

Andrey received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) in 2016. He is interested in understanding how personal values affect perception and behavior in the interpersonal as well as in organizational contexts. Currently Andrey is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland working with Dr. Michele Gelfand on the bidirectional relationships between cultural tightness-looseness and trust.

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Jessica Fernandez

Jess is an alumna (December 2020) of the Social, Decision and Organizational Sciences program and is now a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Gettysburg College. Her general research interests include thought processes and self-regulation, social identity and norms, and group interactions.

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Piotr Prokopowicz

Piotr is an Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, specializing in organizational culture, leadership, innovation, and evidence-based management. He holds a PhD in sociology and a double MA in psychology and sociology. He’s a co-founder at Freenovation, speaker, author, and talent management consultant. As a researcher, he’s exploring the links between cultural tightness-looseness, leadership, creativity, and innovation.

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Dylan Selterman

Dylan is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD in Social-Health Psychology from Stony Brook University in 2011. Dylan studies interpersonal relationships, morals and ethics, well-being, and dreams. He is also interested in studying how cultural norms and personality traits are connected to how people prefer to communicate, especially on the internet. Dylan’s blog on Psychology Today is called The Resistance Hypothesis, and he co-hosts the podcast A Bit More Complicated with Manuel Galvan. Dylan is passionate about learning, growth, curiosity, creativity, flourishing, human development, and working to create a better world with science.

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