The Center for Cross-Cultural Research was established for the scientific study of and education about cultural influences on human psychological functioning. Culture is broadly taken to mean shared meanings and understanding (e.g., values, norms, attitudes) held by group members.
The Center for Cross-Cultural Research is Committed To:
Promoting culture-related research by Center associates andWestern Washington University
students by providing small grants and through other means.
Offering courses focusing on culture and encouraging the inclusion of cultural content in other
courses in Western Washington University’s psychology curriculum.
Promoting inter- and intra-national exchanges between cultural scientists through participation in professional
organizations and with research/educational centers that share the Center’s interests.
Disseminating the results of culture and psychology research.
Assisting in preserving a record of the history of the scientific study of culture and psychology.