Research Approach

The Center for Mind and Culture implements a non-partisan, collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to its research endeavors.


As a non-partisan organization, CMAC does not take normative positions on the phenomena we study. CMAC does not represent, endorse or promote any ideological, political, or spiritual practices or beliefs. We aim to understand rather than judge.


In all of our projects, CMAC creates teams of subject matter experts, bringing together veteran and novice researchers from around the world. The conversations that drive our research represent diverse perspectives that result in research findings that are compelling to diverse audiences. CMAC aims to form a community of impassioned, engaged, and uniquely talented people, dedicated to thinking differently.


CMAC research reaches across disciplinary lines to think critically, creatively, and comprehensively about important and thorny issues. Our researchers rely on integrated, multi-dimensional research methods to identify and evaluate answers to questions that matter. We integrate insights and methods from various disciplines to ensure our work is equally cognizant of nature and nurture, thereby creating a balanced approach to researching urgent social issues.