Psychology for the Third Millennium: Integrating Cultural and Neuroscience Perspectives

7 05 2012

Psychology for the Third Millennium: Integrating Cultural and Neuroscience Perspectives

edited by Rom Harré and Fathali M. Moghaddam

Sage, 2012


As the 21st Century opened, the discipline of psychology seemed to be separating into two radically distinct domains. Qualitative and Cultural Psychology focused on the discursive means for the management of meaning in a world of norms, while Neuropsychology and Neuroscience focused on the investigation of brain processes. These two domains can be reconciled in a hybrid science that brings them together into a synthesis more powerful than anything psychologists have achieved before. For the first time, there is the possibility of a general psychology in which the biological and the cultural aspects of human life coalesce into a unitas multiplex, unity in diversity. This textbook ambitiously aims to and succeeds in providing this unity.

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University of South Carolina’s 28th Annual Multicultural Symposium: Cultural Neuroscience – April 2011

21 02 2011

The Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina will host its 28th Annual Multicultural Symposium on April 8th. The symposium is organized by the Black Psychology Graduate Student Association. This year’s topic is Cultural Neuroscience: Understanding How Biology & Culture Shape the Mind & Behavior.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Dr. Lasana Harris, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University (neural correlates of person perception and decision-making)
  • Dr. Joan Chiao, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University (psychological and neural processes underlying social behavior and emotion processing)
  • Dr. Vivian Ota Wang, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health (genomics and public health)
  • Dr. Susan Fiske, Department of Psychology, Princeton University (stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination).

For additional information on the programme and contact information, link here.

via University of South Carolina Psychology Department Chair’s Blog