Harry C. Triandis
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
The Association for Psychological Science names Harry C. Triandis as a James McKeen Cattell Fellow in recognition of his important, groundbreaking contributions to cross-cultural psychology. Triandis’ work has addressed fundamental problems of how people in different societies define their self-concept and relate to others. His early research established models for preparing workers in different cultures to adjust to other cultures. This work has laid a foundation for training programs on how minority group members adjust to society. His theoretical analyses and empirical work on individualism and collectivism have had an enormous impact on our understanding of attitudes, norms, values, and social behavior. The James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in Psychology is given to Harry Triandis in recognition of his leadership in the study of cross-cultural psychology and for his seminal contributions that have defined this field of inquiry.