"Introduction to a Culturally Sensitive Approach to Measuring Happiness Across the World"
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
8:00am PDT/11:00am EDT/5:00pm CEST
Brian W. Haas is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia. He is a Fulbright Scholar (Kingdom of Bhutan) and is interested in international/multicultural education and understanding the links between culture, personality and well-being. His research is focused on understanding individual differences in social and affective functioning in humans by using a multi-modal approach and incorporates multiple methods that include personality measurement, social-behavioral experiments, and cultural assessments. A primary objective of his research is to produce results that improve the way people function within diverse multicultural settings.
Kuba Krys is a macropsychologist specializing in large cross-cultural studies covering several dozen countries from all inhabited continents. Cultural sensitivity applied to societal development and well-being is currently his main area of scientific interest. Since 2012, Kuba is working at the Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he currently holds a position of Associate Professor. In 2017–2019, as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), he joined Yukiko Uchida’s team at Kyoto University. In his work, Kuba crosses the boundaries the culture imposed on us.
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