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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(15); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051508.

Tight-Loose Culture: A Compass for Social Norms


Xin Meng

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Xin Meng

School of Education, Jianghan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China


Tight-loose culture gives a new interpretation to cross-cultural differences by focusing on external social norms and punishment intensity. Culture exists in social norms which are an important factor to further guide human behavior. This paper mainly discusses the definition and theory of tight-loose culture, as well as the cutting-edge research results of tight-loose culture and socialization, organizational culture, personality, subjective well-being, prejudice and COVID-19, in order to provide some references for future research.


Tight-loose culture, Social norms, Cultural differences, Ecological threat

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Xin Meng. Tight-Loose Culture: A Compass for Social Norms. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 15: 49-55. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.051508.


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