Cross-Cultural Psychology Working Group

Jiří Čeněk
Jiří Čeněk

Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Department of Social Development, Czech Republic

Iva Poláčková Šolcová
Iva Poláčková Šolcová
Vice Chair

Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Psychology, Czech Republic

Working group members:

  • prof. Andreja Avsec (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, Slovenia)

  • Mgr. Petra Chvojková (Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, Czech Republic)

  • doc. Ana Genc, Ph.D. (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology; Serbia)

  • MSc. Fatjona Haka, Ph.D. (University of Tirana, Department of Psychology-Pedagogy, Albania)

  • Assoc. Prof. Jelena Sakotic Kurbalija, Ph.D. (University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, Serbia)

  • Mgr. David Lacko (Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology, Czech Republic)
  • Václav Linkov (CDV Transport Research Centre)
  • Tamara Mohoric, Ph.D. (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Croatia)

  • Sinisa Subotic, Ph.D. (University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philosophy, Laboratory of Experimental Psychology – LEP-BL, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Cross-cultural psychology systematic compares cultures with the goal of determining to what extent psychological functions, processes, and behavior are common or unique. Despite this, Cross-cultural psychology is interconnected and derives its knowledge from many other psychological disciplines such as cognitive, social, and personality psychology, or neuropsychology.

In the cross-cultural psychology working group of ICP 2020 we aim to cover as much as possible of the variety of topics studied within this domain. We hope that the cross-cultural psychology section of ICP 2020 will stimulate the debate of the current issues, challenges and trends, and intensify the international cooperation among scholars.

The working group will accept contributions on the latest empirical research on important cross-cultural questions in social, developmental, cognitive, linguistic, personality, organizational and other areas of psychology. Apart from the empirical research presentations, we also welcome theoretical presentations that may suggest new orientations for future research, as well as cross-cultural and single culture studies using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods design.

Core topics:

  • Acculturation, adaptation, identity
  • Similarities and differences in basic psychological processes (cognition, emotion, motivation)
  • Developmental issues in CCP
  • Intercultural relations (stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination)
  • Intercultural communication
  • Applied CCP