Mutuality of Mind and Culture | 名古屋大学情報学研究科 心理学講座 唐沢研究室


Mutuality of Mind and Culture

Social cognition is not necessarily confined to information processing that takes place inside of an individual person. Rather, it is often achieved through an active psychological construction shared with other people. In our approach to this issue of collectively shared cognition, our lab pays special attention to domains of culture, communication, and language. Culture can be characterized as the ultimate form of shared cognition on a large scale over a long period of time. In addition, communication plays a key role in the process of transmitting and reproducing shared cognitive representations. Another fascinating research topic that is closely related to communication studies pertains to the role of language. Language not only reflects but also may direct our thinking. Our lab is engaging in a number of research projects based on these diverse but mutually related research interests, such as the communication of social identity and stereotypes, cultural foundations of moral judgments, and the relationship between language and blame across different cultures. Many of these are collaborative works with our international colleagues, representing several overseas nations.