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Through my research, I seek to understand the emergence of novel cultural norms and their role in regulating human behavior. For instance, I am fascinated by how shared experiences with our social groups influence what we remember, the goals we pursue, and the things we value. I investigate both the nature of shared experiences—what makes an experience shared—as well as how shared experiences can lead to the emergence of novel cultural norms.
In another line of research, I compare the power of cultural norms and personal values as drivers of human behavior. I am interested in understanding the psychological and contextual conditions that render cultural norms or personal values more powerful.
Finally, I am intrigued by the psychological consequences of cultural norm conflict—that is, how people negotiate their way out of normative conflict, and what the consequences of such conflict are for one's personal identity, values and beliefs.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security START Dissertation Fellowship
- None Listed
Shteynberg, G., & Apfelbaum, E. (2013). The Power of Shared Experience: Simultaneous Observation with Similar Others Facilitates Social Learning. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Shteynberg, G., Hirsh, J. B., Galinsky, A. D., & Knight, A. P. (2013). Shared attention increases mood infusion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Shteynberg, G. (2012). Intersubjectivity, agency and idiosyncratic identity. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, 4, 1-21.
Gelfand, M. J., Shteynberg, G., Lee, T., Lun, J., Lyons, S., Bell, C., et al. (2012). The cultural transmission of intergroup conflict. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Theme Issue on Biology of Cultural Conflict, 367, 692-703.
Cojuharenco, I., Shteynberg, G., Gelfand, M., & Schminke, M. (2012). Self-construal and unethical behavior. Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1139-8.
Shteynberg, G., & Galinsky, A. D. (2011). Implicit coordination: Sharing goals with similar others intensifies goal pursuit. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1291-1294.
Shteynberg, G., Leslie, M. L., Knight, P. K., & Mayer, D. M. (2011). But affirmative action hurts us! Race-related beliefs shape perceptions of white disadvantage and policy unfairness. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 115, 1-12.
Gelfand, M. J., Lun, J., Lyons, S., & Shteynberg, G. (2011). Descriptive norms as carriers of culture in negotiation. Journal of International Negotiation, 16, 361-381.
Shteynberg, G. (2010). A silent emergence of culture: The social tuning effect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 683-689.
Chiu, C-y., Gelfand, M. J., T. Yamagishi, Shteynberg, G., & Wan, C. (2010). Intersubjective Culture: The Role of Intersubjective Perceptions in Cross-Cultural Research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 482-493.
Shteynberg, G., Gelfand, M. J., & Kim, K. (2009). Peering into the 'Magnum Mysterium' of culture: The explanatory power of descriptive norms. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 40, 46-69.