- 感情心理学研究 (ISSN:18828817)
- vol.20, no.1, pp.19-23, 2012-10-31 (Released:2013-04-10)
The mutual constitution of culture and the mind has been found in various fundamental psychological processes. One important research question is to expand the previous findings and examine neural processes that may vary across cultural groups. Moreover, a growing body of research shows that a person's psychological tendency may emerge as a result of an interaction between genetic and environmental factors and that certain genes may be associated with greater plasticity or susceptibility to the environment. If these environmental factors include cultural ideas and practices, an interaction between genetic and cultural factors may shape the individual's psychological and neural processes. Here, this review will highlight some emerging studies that explore whether and to what extent genes are linked to culture and the mind and discuss the implications.