Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.

Biological Beings in Social Context

Cultural Neuroscience: Bridging Cultural and Biological Sciences

Friday, May 25, 2012, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Sheraton Ballroom IV

Joan Y. Chiao

Joan Y. Chiao
Northwestern University

How do cultural values, beliefs, and practices affect biology? In this talk, I will describe recent theoretical and empirical evidence for how cultural systems affect biology and vice versa across multiple time scales.

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Subject Area: Biological Beings in Social Context

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