Social Norms—Tight versus Loose
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are
Taught by Professor David Livermore | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
As the intermingling of cultures and religions increases globally, so too does tension in many societies. Contrast “tight” cultures, where there are rules, norms, and standards for “correct” behavior, with “loose” cultures that have greater “category width” and will tolerate a variety of viewpoints and behaviors.