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1993 – 1994

Michael Morris
Michael W. Morris

mwm82@columbia.edu

Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership, Columbia Business School

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: cross-cultural differences on social judgment
Populations/areas: East Asians and North Americans
Anna Yeakley Anna Yeakley

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Occidental College

Area of Specialization: Cultural Psychology and Education
Research interests: Social Services, Latino Health, & Diversity Education
Populations/areas: various
Tamara Halle Tamara Halle
thalle@childtrends.org

Program Area Director & Senior Research Scientist, Early Childhood Development, Child Trends

Area of Specialization: Developmental and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: ocial influences on children's cognitive development, especially cognitive skills related to academic achievement in low-income and at-risk populations. Her interests include the development of language and communication skills; emergent literacy skills of young children in home and school settings; and family and peer influences on academic achievement and social adaptation
Populations/areas: various
Nancy Wong Nancy Wong
nancy.wong@mgt.gatech.edu

Assistant Professor of Management, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology

Area of Specialization: Consumer, Social and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: influence of cultural values on consumer psychology and emotion. The exemplar research areas include : survey research methodology in international studies, consumer decision models in services and luxury consumption, and influence of emotion and cultural values on judgment and decision models.
Anne Hickling Anne Hickling

Manager, Training Services, SunGard Public Sector

Area of Specialization: Developmental and Cultural Psychology; Information Technology

1995 – 1996

Margaret Evans E. Margaret Evans
evansem@umich.edu

Assistant Research Scientist, Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan

Area of Specialization: Development and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Preschool and elementary-school children's acquisition of knowledge of the world around them is one of the most impressive achievements of conceptual development. In recent years, I have examined this sort of knowledge acquisition in terms of a) the emergence of intuitive causal explanations or theories, and b) the influence of certain contexts, primarily those of culture, religious belief, school, and museums
Populations/areas: various
Gil Diesendruck Gil Diesendruck
dieseng@mail.biu.ac.il

Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University

Area of Specialization: Developmental and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Children's acquisition of word meanings, Conceptual development, Categorization, Pragmatics and theory of mind, Cultural investigations of language and thought
Populations/areas: various


1997 – 1998

Kai-Ping Peng
Kaiping Peng
kppeng@berkeley.edu

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: culture and cognition, including causal inference, judgment bias, logic and dialectical reasoning across domains and contexts; culture, self and identity
Populations/areas: East Asia, North America
Incheol Choi Incheol Choi
ichoi@snu.ac.kr

Associate Professor and Director, Institute of Psychological Science, Seoul National University, Korea

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Population/areas: East Asians and Americans
Rachel Heiman Rachel Heiman
heimanr@newschool.edu

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Middle class anxieties and suburban life amid contemporary political-economic shifts; the implications of diminishing fossil fuels for compounding the spatialization of inequality; comparative perspectives on the global middle classes
Populations/areas: suburban United States, middle class United States
Piotr Winkielman Piotr Winkielman
pwinkiel@ucsd.edu

Professor of Psychology, University of California- San Diego

Area of Specialization: Social and Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
Research interests: His research explores the interplay between emotion, cognition, embodiment and consciousness. He is particularly interested in the implications of this work for social cognition.
Populations/areas: various
Barbara Hofer Barbara Hofer
bhofer@middlebury.edu

Associate Professor of Psychology, Middlebury College

Area of Specialization: Educational, Developmental, and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Her research interests include a broad range of issues related to teaching, learning and development, particularly in adolescence and during the college years. Her current work focuses on the development of personal epistemology - individual beliefs about knowledge and knowing - and how this interacts with learning strategies, motivation, cognition, and academic performance.
Populations/areas: various
Janet McIntosh Janet McIntosh
janetmc@brandeis.edu

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: My current research applies theories from linguistic and psychological anthropology to the religious lives and ethnic relations of Giriama and Swahili in Kenya. I am also doing a project on how white Kenyans interact with African religion.
Populations/areas: East Africa
Izumi Sakamoto Izumi Sakamoto
Izumi.sakatomo@utoronto.ca

Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada

Area of Specialization: Social Work and Social Psychology,Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Her research interests include multiple identities and cultural negotiation processes, socio-cultural adaptation of immigrants, critical international social work, empowerment, anti-oppressive social work, and social work pedagogy.
Populations/areas: various
Paul Kockelman Paul Kockelman
pk2113@columbia.edu

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Barnard College, Columbia University

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Linguistic Anthropology, Political Economy, Semiosis and Cognition, Mind and Emotion, Agency and Selfhood
Populations/areas: various
Katherine Hinds Katherine Hinds

Faculty at the New School for General Studies, New School University

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Culture and Child Development; Reproduction/Reformation of Race, Class, Gender/Sexuality Identities; Connections of Sentiment, Mind, Culture, and Society; and the Anthropology of Childhood
Populations/areas: U.K. and Jamaica
Paul Estin Paul Estin
estin@intranet.org

Teacher of World History and Psychology classes at Newton South High School

Area of Specialization: Cognitive and Cultural Psychology
Nicole Berry Nicle Berry
nicole_berry@sfu.ca

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Dr. Berry is committed to understanding how to foment changes that have a positive impact on health. Her research focuses on the study of social change through an examination of reproductive health in a globalizing world.
Populations/areas: various
Heidi Schweinsgruber Heidi Schweinsgruber
hschweingruber@nas.edu

Director of the Board on Science Education (BOSE) at the National Research Council (NRC)

Area of Specialization: Anthropology, Developmental and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Learning science in informal environment.
Populations/areas: various
Marion Davis Marion Davis
mdavis@mariondavisconsulting.com

Marion Davis Consulting, L.L.C.

Area of Specialization: Communication, Social, and Cultural Psychology
Ivelisse Martinez-Beck Ivelisse Martinez-Beck
imartinezbeck@acf.hhs.gov

Child Care Research Coordinator, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Area of Specialization: Developmental Psycholinguistics and Cultural Psychology


1999 – 2000

Ara Norenzayan Ara Norenzayan
ara@psych.ubc.ca

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Thinking across cultures; religious cognition; psychological foundations of culture.
Populations/areas: East Asia, Middle East, religious vs. secular populations
Jeffret Sanchez-Burks Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks
jsanchezburks@umich.edu

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology, Management
Research Interests: Cultural psychology of organizational behavior. Emotion perception & leadership; Identity & innovation; Intercultural and interethnic business relations.
Populations/areas: Different religious (e.g. protestant and catholic) and ethnic (e.g. Hispanics and European Americans) groups in North America; people at workplace.
Ai-hsuan Sandra Ma Ai-hsuan Sandra Ma
ahsma@nccu.edu.tw

Assistant Professor of Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Area of Specialization: Sociology and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Globalization ; International Migration ; Cultural and Ethnic Studies ; Social Psychology /Microsociology; Gender ; Qualitative Methodology ; Asian Studies ; Decision Science; Asian American Studies
Shailaja Menon Shailaja Menon
Shailaja.Menon@Colorado.Edu

Assistant Professor of Literacy at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Area of Specialization: Literacy, Education and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Emergent Literacy
Populations/areas: various
Tiffany Lightbourn Tiffany Lightbourn
email

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Vassar College

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Prejudice and Discrimination in a Global Context; Development and Manifestantion of Anti-immigrant Sentiment within the Context of the Caribbean.
Populations/areas: Caribbean

2001 – 2003

Heather Coon Heather Coon
hmcoon@noctrl.edu

Associate Professor of Psychology, North Central College

Research Interests: I am interested in understanding how your culture (whatever it is) affects who you are and how you interpret different kinds of events.  As such, my research interests lie in the areas of: culture and the self, the meaning of success, failure, and responsibility in different cultural contexts, and the real scoop about the individualism and relationality of North Americans.
Julius Trey Hedden
Julius Trey Hedden

hedden@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu

Research Associate at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University

Area of Specialization: Cognitive and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: His research interests focus on the flexibility, organization and neural representation of executive control processes, including plasticity related to developmental, cultural, and strategic influences.
Populations/areas: various
Li-Jun Ji
Li-Jun Ji

lijunji@post.queensu.ca

Associate Professor of Psychology, Queen’s University, Canada

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Culture and reasoning. Culture and mood, specifically, including attention, categorization, information processing, decision making, prediction, and interpretation of life and events. I'm also interested in their implications in business, education, health, and other domains.
Populations/areas: Adults and children from East Asia and North America
Markus kemmelmeier Markus Kemmelmeier
markusk@unr.edu

Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, Department of Sociology, University of Nevada at Reno

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Current Position: Research Interests: I am interested in cultural influences on social behavior, especially in the domains of self, suicide, volunteerism and social judgment
Populations/areas: Diverse
Takahiko Masuda

Takahiko Masuda
tmasuda@ualberta.ca

Assistant Professor in Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Current Position: Research Interests: Cultural variations in attentional processes, emotional expressions, and decision making
Populations/areas: East Asians (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) and North Americans

Brian Malley

Brian Malley
bmalley@umich.edu

Lecturer in Psychology, University of Michigan

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Current Position: Research Interests: : Malley’s research focuses on the cognitive science of religion, in particular the ways in which scriptures are conceived, used, interpreted, and deployed socially.


2004 – 2006

David Liu David Liu
davidliu@u.washington.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington

Area of Specialization: Developmental and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: I'm interested in children's developing understanding of people's behavior and mental states and the social world. I'm interested in cultural influences of children's cognitive development as well as the neurodevelopmental mechanisms related to conceptual development
Populations/areas: Chinese children
Janxin Leu Janxin Leu
janleu@u.washington.edu

Assistant Professor in Psychology, University of Washington

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: My research examines the role of social and cultural influences in the emotions and health of diverse populations. In particular, I am interested in cultural differences among Westerners and East Asian populations. A second line of research examines generational differences in the psychology of Asian immigrants.
Oona Cha
Oona Cha
ocha@cau.ac.kr

Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, Chung-Ang University, Korea

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Cognitive consequences of independence vs interdependence in the context of culture, gender and power; Cultural factors affecting subjective well-being; Emotions in social context
Populations/areas: East Asians and Americans
Hannah Chua Hannah-Faye Chua
hchua@umich.edu

Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Area of Specialization: Cognitive and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: interaction among cognition, emotion, and culture, using both behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. 
Population Interests: East Asians, Southeast Asians, and North Americans
Yuri Miyamoto Yuri Miyamoto
ymiyamoto@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor in Psychology, University of Madison, Wisconsin

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Dynamic interplay between socio-cultural environment and cognitive processes; Communication practices; Social cognition; Attention; Emotion; Bodily feedback and cognition
Populations of Interest: Japanese, East Asians, Asian Americans, and European Americans
Paulo Sousa
Paulo Sousa
p.sousa@qub.ac.uk

Lecturer in Cognitive Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Assistant Director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture, Queen's University, Belfast, U.K.

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Social Psychology
Joanne Cunningham Joanne Cunningham
yjoc2038@med.cornell.edu

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Barbara Sarnecka Barbara Sarnecka
sarnecka@uci.edu

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Sciences, University of California- Irvine

Area of Specialization: Developmental Psycholinguistics, Cognitive and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: She is interested in the origins of human knowledge, particularly in the relation between language and thought – in how language enables the brain to develop new conceptual systems. Many of her studies focus on the development of concepts for the positive integers (one, two, three, etc.) and how this process builds on language, as well as on the core systems of number knowledge that humans share with other animals.

2007 – 2010

Nicola Knight
Nicola Knight†


Faculty at the Insitute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, U.K.

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Intersection of evolved cognitive structure and socialization processes; Influences of culture, class, and religion on cognitive processes.br> Populations/areas: various
Michael Baran Michael Baran
mbaran@fas.harvard.edu

Faculty at the Expository Writing Program, Harvard University

Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Michael Baran's research examines how people in Southern Bahia, Brazil, make sense of changes in the way that racial categorizations are presented in schools, black movement organizations, and in the media.
Population Interests: Northeast Brazil
Nicholas Bowman Nicholas Bowman
bowman.32@nd.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Center for Social Concern, Harvard University

Area of Specialization: Education and Social Psychology
Research Interests: Social class differences in independence, interdependence, and well-being; impact of experiences with racial/ethnic diversity among college students and older adults; effects of U.S. News college rankings on institutional prestige and student choice
Population Interests: Working- and Middle-Class Americans
Toshie Imada Toshie Imada
imada001@umn.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Child Development, University of Minnesota

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Subjective well-being in socio-cultural contexts.
Population Interests: Americans and Japanese
Lan Xuezhao Lan
xuezhao@gmail.com

Postdoctoral Fellow in Education, Harvard

Area of Specialization: Education and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Cross-cultural comparisons in Executive Functions (e.g.
inhibition, task switching ) and Self-regulation in children and adults.
Population Interests: East-Asians and North-Americans
Christine Legare Cristine Legare
legare@psy.utexas.edu

Assistant Professor of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin


Area of Specialization: Anthropology and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Michael Baran's research examines how people in Southern Bahia, Brazil, make sense of changes in the way that racial categorizations are presented in schools, black movement organizations, and in the media.
Population Interests: Sub-Saharan Africa
Kopecky Jonathon Kopecky
Jonathon.Kopecky@jhuapl.edu

Post-doctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Area of Specialization: Cognitive and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Cultural differences in attention and multitasking, socio-cultural modeling.
Population Interests: West Africa, Arab, and East Asian populations
H. Park Hyekyung Park
hparkz7@gmail.com

Post-doctoral Fellow, Hokkaido University, Japan
Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Universality and cultural variation in self-serving bias, cultural differences in management of attention
Population Interests: Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Asian American (esp. bilinguals)
Niya Yu Niiya
niiya@hosei.ac.jp

Assistant Professor at the Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies, Hosei University, Japan

Area of Specialization: Cognitive and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Ego-threat and learning from failures; emotion and culture; amae.
Population Interests: American and East Asian populations
V. Sacharin Vera Sacharin
Vera.Sacharin@unige.ch

Post-doctoral Fellow, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Université de Genève, Switzerland

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Cultural differences in cognition, emotion, and communication styles.
Population Interests: US, Germany, Russia

Post-Docs

Batja Gomes de Mesquita Batja Gomes de Mesquita
mesquita@psy.kuleuven.be

Professor of Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Mesquita’s research has explored the ways in which emotions are social and relational phenomena, in addition to innate and biological. Populations/areas: East Asians and European Americans
Populations/areas: various
Twila Tardif Twila Tardif
twila@umich.edu

Professor of Psychology and Research Professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan

Area of Specialization: Developmental and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Twila Tardif's primary research interests are in exploring the relationships between language, culture, and cognition. In particular, early language learning in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Populations/areas: East Asian and European American children
Yukiko Uchida Yukiko Uchida
yukikou@educ.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Assistant Professor, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Emotion, Subjective well-being, Interpersonal
relationships,
Social interaction, Social support, Implicit attitudes
Populations/areas: East Asians and European Americans 
Sean Duffy Sean Duffy 
seduffy@camden.rutgers.edu

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden 

Area of Specialization: Developmental, Cognitive, and Cultural Psychology
Research interests: Culture, cognition and development, context sensitivity, cognitive representations of self and others. Also the development of spatial reasoning, quantitative estimation, environmental psychology.
Populations/areas: East Asians, North Americans
Keiko Ishii Keiko Ishii
ishii@lit.kobe-u.ac.jp

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Letters, Kobe University, Japan

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Cultural variation in attention, Linguistic relativity on
cognition, cultural function of emotion, and cooperation and small group dynamics
Populations/areas: East Asians and North Americans
Ayse Uskul Ayse Uskul
auskul@essex.ac.uk

Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Essex, U.K.

Area of Specialization: Social and Cultural Psychology
Research Interests: Ecoculture-cognition link; cultural identity and intergroup romantic relationships; cultural variation in honor and consequences for emotion and behavior; culture and communication/persuasion in the health domain
Population/areas: Turkey, Western Europe, North America, East/South Asian immigrant groups in Canada and the UK