Women Don't Just Face a Pay Gap at Work. They're Also Punished Far More Than Men
On Equal Pay Day, we rightly focus on how a woman would have to work over three months more in order to make what her male counterpart did last year for the same full time work — a gender pay gap that amounts to about $900 billion in annual lost earnings for women holding full-time jobs. But inequities in the workplace go far beyond wage disparity.
Tight or Loose: How Culture Impacts Everything, Even Your Job
According to a new book by cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand, “Rule Makers, Rule Breakers: How Tight and Loose Cultures Wire Our World,” much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Looking a countries, states, cities, workplaces and even families, Gelfand shows how tight and loose cultures shape our entire lives, and play a big role in the decisions we make around where we live, what company we work for and how we approach others.
Tight and Loose Cultures: A Conversation with Michele Gelfand
Michele Gelfand is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland and author of an eye-opening new book on the role that culture—and specifically how strictly different cultures enforce norms—plays in our lives.
Events like the 2015 Paris attacks, the 2015 San Bernardino shootings, the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and others since are seared into our memories. While many details of these attacks were different, they do have a striking commonality: these attacks were perpetrated by immigrant residents or citizens of the targeted country. Such tragedies raise a puzzling question: what would make someone turn against their own country?
One Reason Mergers Fail: The Two Cultures Aren’t Compatible
Amazon’s 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods was met with a lot of fanfare. In the words of Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, the partnership was “love at first sight.” A year later, such optimism seems hard to find at Whole Foods.
There were many reasons to oppose President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries, which is now blocked by a federal court’s temporary restraining order.
'Bad negotiators': Experts say Congress is getting it wrong in fiscal talks
People negotiate over everything. Where to go on vacation, how much to pay for a new car, how to merge international companies, and – as the American people have learned in recent weeks – how to fund the government and pay the debts of the most powerful nation on the planet.
Speltheorie is nu ook doorgebroken in de psychologie. Een psycholoog van de universiteit van Maryland heeft in samenwerking met informatici een computermodel ontwikkeld, dat laat zien hoe mensen reageren wanneer ze een winkeldief betrappen: geven ze hem aan of lopen ze door?
Societies with rigid cultural values produce more terrorists
Homeland Security News Wire
Examining more than 80,000 terrorist attacks which occurred between 1970 and 2007, researchers find that cultural values and norms which promote rigid thinking are related to a greater number of terrorist attacks or fatalities.
Research suggests that our essential differences are not economic, political, or religious. They are historical, rooted in a people’s vulnerability to war, disease, and other threats in the deep past. It’s a powerful insight, with implications for us all.
Je mehr eine Nation mit Gefahren wie etwa Kriegen, Krankheiten, Naturkatastrophen, einer zu hohen Bevölkerungsdichte oder Ressourcenknappheit zu kämpfen hat - oder in der Vergangenheit hatte -, desto eher prägen Forschern zufolge strengere Regeln sowie soziale Normen das Miteinander.
Einen Riss, der die gesamte Welt durchzieht ? so nennt Michele Gelfand, Sozialpsychologin an der University of Maryland, die zum Teil beträchtlichen kulturellen Unterschiede zwischen Ländern mit strengen gesellschaftlichen Normen und solchen, in denen kaum Wert auf Normen gelegt wird.
Internationale Studie mit österreichischer Beteiligung hat „strikte" und „lockere" Kulturen miteinander verglichen. Sie bezog sich auf die Normen der Gesellschaft, die Identifikation ihrer Mitglieder mit ihr.
O país mais restrito do mundo parece ser o Paquistão, e o mais liberal no continente americano seria o Brasil, seguido da Venezuela. O México é um pouco mais restrito que liberal. Essas são algumas das conclusões de um estudo realizado com quase 7 mil pessoas em 33 países para determinar o nível de rigidez ou flexibilidade nas suas sociedades.