Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Cross-Cultural Psychology

Research Team: Culture Research Group                      

Introduction

The Culture Research Group includes I/O graduate students and undergraduates who are interested in culture-related research and activities. The CRG provides support for research projects that include cultural questions or issues and conducts research of its own in areas at the intersections of cultural studies and I/O - social psychology. The CRG actively seeks relationships with similar labs in other countries.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. William Gabrenya gabrenya@fit.edu my website

Team Philosophy

The world is not flat: culture matters. Psychology is an incomplete science without considering "culture," regardless of how it is defined across disciplines and metatheoretical orientations. Likewise, I/O psychology must consider culture if it is to be a defensible science and it must respond to the opportunities and challenges of the well-worn "globalization" concept in its applied mission.

Current Projects

  • Overseas adjustment: focusing on affect and the effects of critical events
  • Repatriation: development of a repatriation adjustment scale
  • Dynamic measurement of cross-cultural competence: development of culture competence measures using strategies other than self-report

 

Segment of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Research Showcase, Culture Section. Click on the image to see it full size.  (Click here for PDF version)

Culture Research Group