Thomas Talhelm

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Associate Professor

5807 South Woodlawn Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

http://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory/t/thomas-talhelm

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Scholarly Papers (23)

1.

Liberals Think More Analytically (More 'Weird') than Conservatives

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2015
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, University of Virginia - Psychology, Beijing Normal University (BNU), University of Virginia - Psychology and South China Normal University
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politics, cognitive style, analytic, holistic, liberal, culture, categorization

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How Rice Farming Shaped Culture in Southern China

Talhelm, T., & Oishi, S. (2018). How Rice Farming Shaped Culture in Southern China. In A. K. Uskul & S. Oishi (Eds.), Socioeconomic Environment and Human Psychology (pp. 53–76). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Thomas Talhelm and Shigehiro Oishi
University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Virginia - Psychology
Downloads 1,309 (28,798)
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culture, rice theory, agriculture, farming, China, India

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Emerging Evidence of Cultural Differences Linked to Rice versus Wheat Agriculture

Talhelm, T. (2019). Emerging Evidence of Cultural Differences Linked to Rice Versus Wheat Agriculture. Current Opinion in Psychology
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Jul 2019
Thomas Talhelm
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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rice theory, subsistence style, paddy rice, culture, China

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People in Historically Rice-Farming Areas are Less Happy and Socially Compare More than People in Wheat-Farming Areas

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2022
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 17 Jan 2023
Cheol-Sung Lee, Thomas Talhelm and Xiawei Dong
Sogang University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
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Rice, subsistence style, social comparison, happiness, subjective well-being, culture, China

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Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile: A Review of How Collectivistic Cultures Compete More Than Individualistic Cultures

Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Competition
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Mar 2023
Kaidi Wu and Thomas Talhelm
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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culture, collectivism, competition, sabotage, social comparison, zero-sum belief

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Large-Scale Psychological Differences Within China Explained by Rice versus Wheat Agriculture

Talhelm, T., Zhang, X., Oishi, S., Chen, S., Duan, D., Lan, X., & Kitayama, S. (2014). Large-scale psychological differences within China explained by rice versus wheat agriculture. Science, 344(6184), 603–608.
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Oct 2022
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Beijing Normal University (BNU), University of Virginia - Psychology, South China Normal University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Duke University
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Rice Theory, Subsistence Theory, Culture, China, Rice Farming, Agriculture

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Who Smiles While Alone? Rates of Smiling Lower in China than US

Talhelm, T., Oishi, S., & Zhang, X. (2018). Who smiles while alone? Rates of smiling lower in China than US. Emotion.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Thomas Talhelm, Shigehiro Oishi and Xuemin Zhang
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Virginia - Psychology and Beijing Normal University (BNU)
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smiling, China, culture, observational study

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Culture and Ecology

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Thomas Talhelm and Shigehiro Oishi
University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Virginia - Psychology
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culture, ecology, social ecology

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Residential Mobility Affects Self-Concept, Group Support, and Happiness of Individuals and Communities

Talhelm, T., & Oishi, S. (2014). Residential mobility affects self-concept, group support, and happiness of individuals and communities. In P. J. Rentfrow (Ed.), Geographical psychology: Exploring the interaction of environment and behavior (pp. 219–239). American Psychological Association. https://
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2023
Thomas Talhelm and Shigehiro Oishi
University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Virginia - Psychology
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mobility, well-being, happiness, community, regional differences, geographic differences

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Ingroup Vigilance in Collectivistic Cultures

Liu, S., Morris, M. W., Talhelm, T., & Yang, Q. (2019). Ingroup vigilance in collectivistic culture. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jul 2019
Shi Liu, Michael Morris, Thomas Talhelm and Qian Yang
Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Management, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Zhejiang University School of Medicine
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culture, China, rice theory, interdependence, self, collectivism, agriculture, farming, vigilance

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Moving Chairs in Starbucks: Observational Studies Find Rice-Wheat Cultural Differences in Daily Life in China

Talhelm, T., Zhang, X., & Oishi, S. (2018). Moving chairs in Starbucks: Observational studies find rice-wheat cultural differences. Science Advances, 4, eaap8469.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Thomas Talhelm, Xuemin Zhang and Shigehiro Oishi
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Beijing Normal University (BNU) and University of Virginia - Psychology
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Culture, China, Agriculture, Rice Theory

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Teens in Rice County Are More Interdependent and Think More Holistically Than Nearby Wheat County

Dong, X., Talhelm, T., & Ren, X. (2018). Teens in rice county are more interdependent and think more holistically than nearby wheat county. Social Psychological and Personality Science
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Dec 2018
Xiawei Dong, Thomas Talhelm and Xiaopeng Ren
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Institute of Psychology
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Rice, Culture, China, Farming, Agriculture

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Historically Rice-Farming Societies Have Tighter Social Norms in China and Worldwide

Talhelm, T., & English, A. S. (2020). Historically rice-farming societies have tighter social norms in China and worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Sep 2020
Thomas Talhelm and Alexander English
University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Shanghai International Studies University
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tightness-looseness, social norms, rice theory, agriculture, subsistence style

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Relational Mobility Predicts Social Behaviors in 39 Countries and Is Tied to Historical Farming and Threat

Number of pages: 101 Posted: 12 Mar 2021
Hokusei Gakuen University, Hokkaido University - Graduate School of Economics & Business Administration, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, College of William and Mary, Meiji Gakuin University, Bielefeld University, Universität Osnabrück, University of Toulouse, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Psychology, Sungkyunkwan University, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), University of Kent, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Tartu, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), Catholic University of Milan, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka, Universidade do Porto, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Leiden University, University of Navarra, IESE Business School, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and VU University Amsterdam
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Relational mobility, subsistence style, ecological threats, culture, rice farming, rice agriculture

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High-Status People Are More Individualistic and Analytic-Thinking in the West and Wheat- Farming Areas, But Not Rice-Farming Areas

European Journal of Social Psychology
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 14 May 2021
Haotian Zhang, Thomas Talhelm, Qian Yang and Chao Hu
Hangzhou Normal University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Zhejiang University School of Medicine and Hangzhou Normal University
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socio-economic status, cognitive style, analytic, holistic, culture, rice theory

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Hong Kong Liberals are Weird: Analytic Thought Increases Support for Liberal Policies

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Thomas Talhelm
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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politics, culture, Hong Kong, thought style, cognitive style

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How Rice Fights Pandemics: Nature-Crop-Human Interactions Shaped COVID-19 Outcomes

Talhelm, T., Lee, C.-S., English, A. S., & Shuang, W. (2022). How rice fights pandemics: Nature-crop-human interactions shaped COVID-19 outcomes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 15 Dec 2022 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2023
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Sogang University, Shanghai International Studies University and Shanghai International Studies University
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culture, COVID-19, coronavirus, agriculture, farming, rice theory, individualism, collectivism

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People from the US and China Think about Their Personal and Collective Future Differently

Deng, W., Rosenblatt, A. K., Talhelm, T., & Putnam, A. L. (2022). People from the US and China Think About Their Personal and Collective Future Differently. Memory & Cognition.
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 26 Jul 2022
Will Deng, Alexa Rosenblatt, Thomas Talhelm and Adam Putnam
Furman University, Furman University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Furman University
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memory, culture, collective memory, autobiographical memory, emotion

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Residential Mobility and Low-Commitment Groups

Oishi, S., Talhelm, T., Lee, M., Komiya, A., & Akutsu, S. (2015). Residential mobility and low-commitment groups. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 3(1), 54–61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/arc0000013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Sep 2020
University of Virginia - Psychology, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, Hiroshima University and Hitotsubashi University
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residential mobility, commitment, social style, megachurches, groups

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Historical Rice Farming Explains Faster Mask Use during Early Days of China’s COVID-19 Outbreak

English, A. S., Talhelm, T., Tong, R., Li, X., & Su, Y. (2022). Historical rice farming explains faster mask use during early days of China’s COVID-19 outbreak. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 3, 100034. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cresp.2022.100034
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 16 Feb 2022
Shanghai International Studies University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Washington, Shanghai International Studies University and Shanghai International Studies University
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China, coronavirus, COVID-19, mask use, norm tightness, rice farming

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People in Rice-Farming Cultures Perceive Emotions More Accurately

Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology, 4, 100122, 2023
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Sep 2023
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, University of California Los Angeles, HEUFT Systems Technology, ShanghaiTech University - School of Entrepreneurship and Management and Beijing Normal University (BNU)
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empathic accuracy, culture, emotion, mind in the eyes, rice, subsistence style

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When Interdependence Backfires: COVID-19 Infected Three Times More People in Rice-Farming Areas During Chinese New Year

Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2023
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Sep 2023
Xindong Wei, Thomas Talhelm, Kaili Zhang and Feng-yan Wang
Nanjing University of Science & Technology, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Nanjing Normal University
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COVID-19, rice theory, culture, ecology, collectivism, interdependence

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Cultures in Water-Scarce Environments Are More Long-Term Oriented

Psychological Science, 34(7), 754-770 (2023)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Sep 2023
Hamidreza Harati and Thomas Talhelm
University of Queensland - School of Business and University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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long-term orientation, indulgence, water scarcity, environment, culture