UCSB Cultural Psychology Lab

Welcome to the UCSB Cultural Psychology Laboratory.

Our main focus of research is how culture shapes psychological functioning in areas as diverse as interpersonal communication, decision making, religion, biology, and acculturation. To learn more about our laboratory, feel free to click on the links above.

Heejung Kim


Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9660

Distinguished Visiting Professor (Frontier 10-10 Program)

Department of Psychology

Ewha Womans University

Seoul, Republic of Korea

Collaborative Projects

The Social Climate Science Lab (https://socialclimatelab.psych.ucsb.edu/)

The Research on Emotions and Change in Multi-Cultural Relationships Project  (https://project-reach.org/reach/research/participate/usa/)

International Collaborative Labs

Belgium: Dr. Batja Mesquita, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven, Leuven

Korea: Dr. Eunkook Suh, Department of Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul

Japan: Dr. Keiko Ishii, Department of Cognitive and Psychological Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya

Romania: Dr. Alin Gavreliuc, Department of Psychology, West University of Timisoara, Timisoara

Singapore: Dr. Kimin Eom, School of Social Sciences Singapore Management University, Singapore

Useful Links

UCSB Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

The Sage Center for the Study of the Mind

University of California Santa Barbara

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

 Updated in August, 2020