Welcome to Dr. Gelfand's Culture Lab!

Current Students, Lab Alumni, and External Collaborators

See what our students and visiting scholars have been up to! 

Photos from our lab's many celebratory events at conferences, outings, etc. 

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Application information for PhD students and research assistants.



About SDOS

The Culture Lab resides within the Social Decision and Organizational Sciences (SDOS) group in the Psychology Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. Some years ago, I co-founded this group, which consists of faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and talented undergraduates who all share an interest in social, decision, and organizational sciences. Faculty members within SDOS include Ed Lemay, Arie Kruglanski, Paul Hanges, Charles Stangor, James Grand, Jennifer Wessel, and Dylan Selterman.


SDOS is an interdisciplinary team that has a strong intellectual and collaborative culture (including a lot of high-fiving). We’ve grown into a strong community, and embrace any new members!

Lab Announcement

I will be moving to the Stanford Graduate School of Business starting Fall 2021. 


My current research areas are documented in my recent publications, but we have ongoing projects on cultural tightness-looseness, punishment and revenge, organizational conflict cultures, race and negotiation, culture and self control, expatriation, and forgiveness. The Culture Lab is very interdisciplinary and, in between our research projects, we have a lot of fun together.


More information on applying to work with me is available on this page