The Culture and Cognition Lab

Members Pictured Above: (top row, from left) Kyle Jennings, Matt Fiendberg, Kaiping Peng, Gregg Sparkman, Saiwing Yeung (bottom row, from left) Naoko Moriyoshi, Xiaowei Lu, Jennifer Stellar, Olga Antonenko and Min Chen

Lab Director

Professor Kaiping Peng Ph.D.

Professor Kaiping Peng is a tenured faculty member at the Psychology Department of the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1997. Before coming to the US in 1989, he served as a faculty member at the Psychology Department of Peking University of China for five years. In addition to directing the Culture and Cognition lab at UC-Berkeley, he has published six books and over 100 articles on Culture and Cognition, and the psychology of Chinese people.

Recent Awards and Grants (Selected)

  • Best Paper Award, the Academy of Management, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, August 2006.

  • Grant: Culture and intimate relations: A cross-cultural study on marital satisfaction, 2006-2007

  • NIMH Award: Culture, dialectical thinking and psychopathology, National Institute of Mental Health (R03 MH 072680-01), 2005-2007
  • Contact Information
    Kaiping Peng, Ph.D.
    Department of Psychology
    University of California
    3210 Tolman Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720-1650 USA

    kppeng (at)
    510-642-7096 (office phone)
    510-642-5293 (department fax)