Culture & Legal Decision-Making

Cultural psychology studies how culture influences the way people think and perceive the world. For example, cultural psychologists have shown that people from the East and West make behavioral judgments, such as attributions of causation and intent, quite differently. This project explores and evaluates how well legal systems and laws understand people's cultural psychological differences.

Research Team

  • Justin D. Levinson, University of Hawai‘i (William S. Richardson School of Law)
  • Kaiping Peng, University of California, Berkeley (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Junqi Shi, Beijing University (Dept. of Psychology)
  • Lei Wang, Beijing University (Dept. of Psychology)


Justin D. Levinson

Professor of Law
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