Professor of Psychology; Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Advisor for Psychology
How does culture influence basic psychological theory? The research in my lab centers on questions of cultural psychology. Our research focuses on understanding the cultural grounding of psychological theories and on exploring cultural influences on the development of self. We are involved in cultural research on family and friend relationships, social support and coping, motivation, social cognition, and morality.
PhD 1982, University of Chicago
Miller, J.G., Wice, M. & Goyal, N. (In press). Cultural psychology of moral development. In S. Kitayama & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of Cultural Psychology (2nd Edition), New York: Guilford Press.
Miller, J.G., Wice, M. & Goyal, N. (In press). Culture and moral development. In D. Matsumoto & H.C. Hwang (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology, 2nd Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
Miller, J.G. & Källberg-Shroff, M. (In press). Culture and the development of interpersonal responsibility. In J. Jensen (Ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Moral Development: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
Miller, J.G., Wice, M. & Goyal, N. (In press). Culture, parenting practices and moral development. In D. Laible, L.M. Padilla-Walker & G. Carlo (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Parenting and Moral Development, New York: Oxford University Press.
Goyal, N.,Wice, M. & Miller, J. (2019) Ethical issues in cultural research on human development. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.) Doing cross-cultural research in heath social sciences. Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. New York: Springer.
Goyal, N. & Miller, J. (2018). The importance of timing in reciprocity: An investigation of reciprocity norms among Indians and Americans. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 49, (3), 381-409.
Miller, J.G., Goyal, N. & Wice, M. (2017). A cultural psychology of agency: Morality, motivation and reciprocity. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 867-875.
Miller, J. G., Akiyama, H., & Kapadia, S. (2017). Cultural variation in communal versus exchange norms: Implications for social support. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(1), 81-94.
Miller, J.G. (2017). Beyond universal taxonomic frameworks in cultural social psychology. In Cassanti & U. Menon (Eds.), Universalism without uniformity: Explorations in Mind and Culture, (pp. 45-59). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
"Bias in the review process," In R.J. Sternberg & S. Fiske (Eds.), Ethical challenges in the behavioral and brain sciences: Case studies and commentaries, (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
"Gender, culture and power: Investigating spousal transgressions in India and the United States," with Goyal, N., Wice, M., Adams, M., Chauhan, V., (Culture and Society, 2015).
"Ethical considerations in research on human development and culture," with Goyal, N. & Wice, M., In L. Jensen (Ed.), Oxford handbook of human development and culture: An interdisciplinary perspective, (Oxford University Press, 2015).
"Culture and the role of exchange vs. communal norms in friendship," with Bland, C., Kallberg-Shroff, M., Tseng, C-Yi, Montes-George, J., Ryan, K., Das, R. & Chakravarthy, S., (Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 2014).
"Culture and the development of theory of mind," with Kallberg-Shroff, M, In O. Saracho (Ed.). Contemporary perspectives on research in theory of mind in early childhood education, (Information Age Publishing, 2014).
Miller, J.G., & Boyle, J. Patrick. (2013). Culture and Social Psychology. In T. Millon & M. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 5, Personality and Social Psychology(2/e, 507-528.) New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Miller, J., & Kinsbourne, M. (2012). Culture and neuroscience in developmental psychology: Contributions and challenges. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 35-41.
Miller, J.G., Das, R., & Chakravarthy, S. (2011). Culture and the role of choice in agency. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1, 46-61.
Miller, J. G., Chakravarthy, S., & Das, R. (2008). The moral emotions of guilt and
satisfaction: A cross-cultural perspective. European Journal of Developmental Science, 2, 3, 236-250.
Wellman, H. & Miller, J. (2008). Including deontic reasoning as fundamental to theory of mind. Human Development, 51, 105-135.
Miller, J. G. (2006). Cultural psychology of moral development. In S. Kitayama & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of Cultural Psychology (pp. 477-499). New York: Guilford Press.
Wellman, H.M. & Miller, J.G. (2006). Developing conceptions of responsive intentional agents. Culture and Cognition, 6 (1), 27-55.
Miller, J.G. (2005). Insights into moral development from cultural psychology. In M. Killen & J. Smetana (Eds.), Handbook of moral development (pp. 375-398). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Miller, J.G. (2005). The essential role of culture in developmental psychology. In R. Larson & L. Jensen (Eds.), New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (pp. 33-41). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Kapadia, S. & Miller, J.G. (2005). Parent-adolescent relationships in the context of interpersonal disagreements: View from a collectivist culture. Psychology and Developing Societies, 17, 33-50.
Miller, J.G. (2004). The cultural deep structure of psychological theories of social development. In R. Sternberg & E. Grigorenko (Eds.), Culture and competence: Contexts of life success (pp. 11-138). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
Miller, J.G. (2004). Culturally sensitive research questions and methods in social psychology. In C. Sansone, C.C. Morf & A.T. Panter (Eds.), Sage handbook of methods in social psychology (pp. 93-116). Thousand Oaks, CA.
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• Cultural variation in communal and exchange norms in close relationships
• Cultural influences on stress and coping
• Emerging adulthood and adolescence in cross-cultural perspective
• Cultural influences on social attribution and theory of mind
• Culture and moral development
Fellow, International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD).
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science.
Nehru Chair Visiting Professorship at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Culture & Social Cognition
Senior Work Project