The Push and Pull of Cultural Differences: Presentation by Dr. Hazel Rose Markus

The Push and Pull of Cultural Differences: Presentation by Dr. Hazel Rose Markus

By Timothy Dohrer

Cultural differences are part of our daily lives, and researchers at Stanford University are trying to better understand how those differences interact and make us who we are. Leading those efforts is Dr. Hazel Markus, who spoke to 100 audience members on Friday, January 24, at Northwestern University’s McCormick Foundation Forum.

The full video of her presentation can be found here

The event was co-sponsored by the Northwestern University Master of Science in Education program, Psychology Department, and the Family Action Network (FAN). Dr. Markus also signed copies of her book Clash! at a reception after her talk.

Hazel Rose Markus is a prominent social psychologist and a pioneer in the field of cultural psychology. She is currently the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in Stanford, California, where she also co-directs the Mind, Culture, and Society Lab. and Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions. Her research interests include culture, ethnicity, self, identity formation, emotion, gender, and motivation.

Photo by Linda A. Cicero from the Stanford News Service

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