Cultural and Social Cognition Laboratory

Research Focus: Cultural and Individual Differences in Social Cognition, particularly the social aspects of: attention/perception, attitudes, attributions, categorization, information seeking, judgment and decision making, prediction, relationships, response biases, and time perception.

Expertise: After completing his BSc, Roy spent 3 years living and teaching in Japan and subsequently travelled throughout East and Southeast Asia. Upon returning, Roy completed his postgraduate studies in Social and Personality psychology in Canada, acquiring a strong background in research methodology and statistics, with an emphasis on quantitative experimental research.

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We are currently running a number of different studies on cultural and individual differences in how people think about time, and in the factors that affect relationships. If you would be interested in participating in such studies (either online or at our campus in the lab), please contact Dr Roy Spina (

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