Welcome to The FPR

The Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) was founded in December 1999 with a gift from Robert Lemelson, a documentary filmmaker and psychological anthropologist on the UCLA faculty. The FPR supports and advances interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects and scholarship at the intersections of psychology, culture, neuroscience, and psychiatry.


Programs FPR Website Icon

The FPR has been a key supporter of the FPR-UCLA Culture, Brain, Development, and Mental Health (CBDMH) Program
and the FPR-Hampshire College Program in Culture, Brain, and Development (CBD) Program. Both programs seek to integrate the neuro- and social sciences in research and training.

Workshops & Conferences

Workshops & Conferences IconThe FPR workshops and conferences address cross-cutting themes that allow participants from a variety of disciplines to share laboratory findings, clinical and fieldwork data, theoretical perspectives, and fresh insights that may be of transdisciplinary interest.