Experimental Material


Naturalistic Scenes of Race and Culture Image Set (NSRC)

Materials for the study of empathy and pain perception in cross-race and cross-cultural settings. Set of visual scenes of African-American, Caucasian-American, Korean people displaying painful or neutral expressions in naturalistic settings.


Cheon et al (2011). Cultural influences on neural basis of intergroup empathy. Neuroimage, 57(2), 642-50.

Chiao et al (2009). Neural basis of preference for social status hierarchy. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1167:174-81.

Mathur et al (2010). Neural basis of extraordinary empathy and altruistic motivation. Neuroimage 51(4), 1468-1475.


Physical and Mental Illness Word Set (PMI)

Materials for the study of health and stigma in cross-race settings. Set of words of physical and mental illness validated for Asian-American and Caucasian-American people.


Cheon and Chiao (2012). Cultural variation in implicit mental illness stigma. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(7), 1058-1062.


Culture and the Self Image Set (CS)

Materials for the study of the self in cross-cultural settings. Set of social and non-social descriptions displayed in English and Japanese.


Chiao et al (2009). Neural basis of individualistic and collectivistic views of self. Human Brain Mapping, 30(); 2813-20.


Social Power Analogy Prime Set (SPAP)

Materials for the study of situational social power with a brief power analogy task. Set of hierarchical social role pairs displayed in analogical format.


Harada, Bridge, Chiao (2013). Dynamic social power modulates neural basis of math calculation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:350.


Social Status Representation Image Set (SSR)

Materials for the study of social status representations. Set of social status images displayed in objects, symbols and faces.


Chiao, Bordeaux, Ambady (2004). Mental representations of social status. Cognition, 93(2), B49-57.

Chiao et al. (2009). Neural representations of social status hierarchy in human inferior parietal cortex. Neuropsychologia, 47(2), 354-63.


Cross-National Index of Serotonin Transporter Gene Allelic Frequency (CNISTG)

Materials for the study of culture and the serotonin transporter gene across nations. Index of allelic frequency of the serotonin transporter gene by nation.


Chiao & Blizinsky (2010). Culture-gene coevolution of individualism-collectivism and the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR). Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 277(1681), 529-37.


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