Interacting with the World

Cross-cultural studies

Moving countries has a huge impact on people

How does knowing two languages affect your ability to produce language?

  • What effects does it have on you when you live abroad?
  • Growing up with two cultures: does it affect your well-being?
  • Is emotional speech comprehension comparable across different cultures?
  • Do you prefer to listen to someone from your own culture?
  • How stressful is a cultural transition?
  • Different cultures, different values?

Our interest in cross-cultural research is broad and encompasses these and other questions. Our academics are leading figures in their fields and employ a mutli-method approach to studying these questions. They also carry out research in related areas including communication and language, and political psychology.



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