Dr. Steven J. Heine（University of British Columbia）joined Kokoro Research Center
Name: Dr. Steven J. Heine （Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada）
Research: Cultural bases in mental health and decision-making: Comparisons between Japan and North America
My research touches upon three distinct topics. I’m interested in how basic psychological processes are affected by cultural learning and while at Kokoro Research Center I will conduct some experiments that investigate how Japanese and Canadians differ in terms of processes related to well-being and responses to anomalies. I am also interested in the ways that people’s encounters with genetic concepts leads them to think in more fatalistic and deterministic ways. A third line of research explores the ways that people strive to maintain meaning in the face of meaninglessness.
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