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  • Beth Morling, Professor

    University of Delaware
    224 Wolf Hall
    Newark, DE 19716


    Dr. Morling focuses on both undergraduate teaching and cultural psychology research. She regularly teaches courses on research methods, cultural psychology, the self-concept, and the teaching of psychology, and has published a textbook in research methods. Dr. Morling's most recent scholarly research has focused on how culture shapes human motivation and social life, as well as where cultural differences are located and measured—whether within the person, or in cultural products such as media, texts, or buildings. She is a Fulbright scholar, having lectured and conducted research in Kyoto, Japan from 2010-11. She is the Delaware State Professor of the Year (2014), an award from CASE and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


    Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Courses Regularly Taught

    PSYC207: Research Methods

    PSYC394: Cultural Psychology

    PSYC430: Social Self

    PSYC840: Teaching Practicum

    Recent Publications

    Morling, B. (2015). Research methods in psychology: Evaluating a world of information (2nd Ed). New York: W.W. Norton.

    Morling, B., Uchida, Y., & Frentrup, S. (in press). Social Support in Two Cultures: Everyday Transactions in the U.S. and Empathic Assurance in Japan Models of naturalistic social support across cultures. PLOS ONE.

    Ikeda, K., Fujimoto, S., Morling, B., Ayano-Takahara, S., Carroll, A., Harashima, S., Uchida, Y., & Inagaki, N. (2014). Social orientation and diabetes-related stress in Japanese and American patients with Type 2 diabetes. PLOS ONE, 9, e109323. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109323

    Chen, J.M., Kim, H.S, Mojaverian, T., & Morling, B. (2012). Culture and social support provision: Who gives what and why. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 3-13.

    Lamoreaux, M., & Morling, B. (2012). Outside the head, and outside individualism-collectivism: Further meta-analyses of cultural products. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 299-327.

    Representative publications

    Morling, B. & Lamoreaux, M. (2008). Measuring culture outside the head: A meta-analysis of cultural products. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 12, 199-221.

    Morling, B. & Evered, S. (2006). Secondary control reviewed and defined. Psychological Bulletin, 132, 269-296.

    Morling, B., Kitayama, S., & Miyamoto, Y. (2002). Cultural practices emphasize influence in the U.S. and adjustment in Japan. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 311-323.​





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