Ethos of Independence Across Regions in the United States: The Production-Adoption Model of Cultural Change

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Shinobu Kitayama is professor of psychology and director of the Culture and Cognition Program at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on cultural variations in various psychological processes such as self, cognition, emotion, and motivation as well as cultural neuroscience. He teaches courses on social psychology, cultural psychology, emotion and culture, and globalization. Kitayama is the author of the Handbook of Cultural Psychology, with Dov Cohen, (Guilford Press, 2007), The Heart’s Eye: Emotional Influences in Perception and Attention (Academic Press, 1994), and Culture and Emotion: The study of Mutual Influences, with Hazel Markus, (APA Press, 1994). His collaborative work with Hazel Markus on culture and self has had seminal influences in not only psychology but also related disciplines. In addition to serving as co-editor of numerous books, he has also published extensively in leading psychology journals, and he currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a leading journal in personality and social psychology. Kitayama has received numerous awards and honors including fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study on Behavioral Sciences, Fulbright, and the American Psychological Society. He is also the recipient of a 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Kitayama received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and B.A. from Kyoto University.


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cultural change, psychology, production-adoption model