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Culture and Cognition Lab
P123 Biological Sciences Bldg.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E9, Canada
Lab Email: cultpsy@ualberta.ca


Lab Leader: Taka Masuda, PhD
Associate Professor
P355 Biological Sciences Bldg.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2E9, Canada

Phone: 780-492-7861
Fax: 780-492-1768
Email: tmasuda@ualberta.ca

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Upcoming News:

Hajin Lee has passed her dessertation defense. Congratulations Hajin!

Emily Wu has been accepted as an English teacher in the Jet Program. She will be spending the next 2-3 years in Japan. Congratulations Emily!

Liman Li's paper has been accepted by the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. The title is: "Culture and decision making: Influence of analytic versus holistic thinking style on resource allocation in a fort game."

Dr. Masuda received Honour Roll with Distinction for two of his courses in Fall 2017. Congratulations, Dr. Masuda!

Dr. Liman Li found a new tenure-tracking assistant professor position at Education University of Hong Kong. Congratulations, Liman!

Mantou Nigel Lou's dissertation proposal is approved. Congratulations, Nigel!

We are pleased to welcome back Yuto Yasuda who will be joining us in the lab on Friday, September 15th!

Congratulations to Dr.Masuda, Hajin, Sumin and Shirley for successfully completing their data collection in Japan and returning from their trip!

Congratulations to Dr. Masuda for his recent publication!

Li, L., Masuda, T., & Lee, H. (2017). Low Relational Mobility Leads to Greater Motivation to Understand Enemies but Not Friends and Acquaintances. British Journal of Social Psychology.


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Research Opportunities:

As a research assistant/independent study student, you will be given the opportunity to work closely with people in our laboratory on one or more of our current reserarch projects. Your responsibilities may include: (1) collecting and managing data; (2) transcribing and coding; (3) doing library research; (4) designing studies; (5) maintaining lab equipment; (6) running experiments; (7) preparing stimuli and instruments for projects.Our research assistant positions are either voluntary or course-based. Paid positions may be available in the future.

PSYCO 299/396/398/496/498

The University of Alberta offers two course-based research opportunities in the Department of Psychology. Students who take these courses may work with grauduate students on various research projects throughout the semester. PSYCO 299 is designed for second-year students, and involves working with us for three hours per week, and writing a term paper at the end of the semester. As with all 299 research projects, the final grade is a pass or fail. PSYCO 396/398 are designed for third year undergraduate students. Students will work with us for three-hours per week and write a graded research proposal at the end of the term. The final grade is based on the paper as well as lab performance. PSYCO 496 and 498 are designed for senior-level undergraduate students. Students will work with us for six-hours per week and write a graded research proposal at the end of the term. The final grade is based on the paper as well as lab performance.

All of our lab members are also required to attend a weekly meeting (Usually Friday afternoon) where we discuss theories and empirical research in cultural psychology.

Honour's Students (PSYCO 399)

We will accept one or two honour's students per year. Honour's students are expected to take PSYCO 399.

Volunteer positions

Our volunteer research assistant positions are more flexible and do not have a minimum time requirement, but we do ask for attendace at our weekly lab meeting. Please contact Dr. Masuda for more information on the availability of these positions.

Contact Us!

If you are interested in becoming a member of our lab, please send your CV/Resume to Dr. Taka Masuda, tmasuda@ualberta.ca. He will be in contact with you as soon as possible to discuss the available positions.







(Culture & Cognition Lab Web Committee, September 13, 2013)

Updated: April, 2017.

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