Claremont McKenna College

CMC Psychology

Psychology Lab: Cultural Influences on Mental Health Center

There's no denying the fact that the United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world. At the Cultural Influences on Mental Health Center, supervised by Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, students work on high quality and cutting edge research examining how culture influences various aspects of mental health. Current projects include studying how mindfulness and meditation improve mental well-being, examining issues of acculturation and the acculturation gap, and researching how to culturally adapt and modify psychotherapy and mental health services to be more effective and accessible to diverse populations.