Culture, Emotion and Identity Lab

Welcome to the Culture, Emotion and Identity Lab!


Research conducted in our lab has two primary goals.

1. Exploring and understanding the intersection of culture, emotion and identity. In particular, we are interested in cultural influences on beliefs about emotions, emotional processes, and on the ways emotions relate to identity.

2. Examining how the interaction of culture with these processes affects the psychological and physical well-being of the individual.

Our lab uses a variety of methods including, survey, dyadic analysis, interview, verbal and non-verbal coding, observational, experimental, and psychophysiological methods to explore these areas of research) to compare people's affect (i.e., emotions, moods, and other feeling states) within and across cultures.

Dr. Pa Her (Ph.D., Virginia Tech) is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department at New City College of Technology, The City University of New York.