Exploring the Evolution of Cross-Cultural Psychology: The Primacy of Method over Theory



Join us for an insightful workshop with Prof. Ype Poortinga, a distinguished expert in cross-cultural psychology. This workshop will delve into the fascinating history of cross-cultural psychology, highlighting the significant contributions to methodology over theoretical advancements.



Ype H. Poortinga is an emeritus professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and at the University of Leuven in Belgium. His most consistent interest has been in the conditions under which data obtained from different cultural populations can be meaningfully compared. He has also written on theoretical issues in cross-cultural psychology. His empirical research has dealt with various topics in culture-comparative research, including information transmission, basic personality variables, emotions, and social psychological variables. His experience in applied fields includes program evaluation, development of psychometric tests and intercultural training. He has worked in societies as far apart as South Africa, India, Indonesia and Mexico. Click here for more information:


Benefits of Attending:

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the historical context and development of cross-cultural psychology.

Learn about cutting-edge methodological approaches and their practical applications.

Engage with Prof. Poortinga's extensive knowledge and experience in the field.

Network with other professionals and scholars interested in cross-cultural research.


Date: 21 October 2024 (14:00-16:00)


Contact: Lynn Booysen (


Fee: No fee


Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from one of the leading figures in cross-cultural psychology. Enhance your understanding and application of methodological practices that have driven the field forward.