The home of many of Brazil's artists, poets, and authors, Salvador is sometimes called the heart of Brazilian culture. The Pelourinho District of Salvador has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Salvador offers a contrast between this preserved historical district and a contemporary city with typical high rise buildings and shopping malls. Salvador provides a multi-racial population, allowing for cross-cultural studies within the country as well as comparisons between the US and Brazil.
Courses and Facilities
The Cultural Association of Brazil and the United States Associacao Cultural Brasil-Estados Unidos is a binational English language institute in Salvador. University of Oshkosh Wisconsin students enjoyed the superb facilities provided by ACBEU.
American and Brazilian students attended a three hour morning class at ACBEU, Vitoria District. The 12 Brazillian students attending the class were English-speaking psychology majors from several public and private institutions in Salvador.
Past Research Projects
Brazilian and American students made joint presentations of research outcomes in Portuguese and English for host families, ACBEU staff, and friends in Salvador. Outcomes were also presented at the UW Oshkosh Celebration of Scholarship Day, and at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.
- Cultural Media Views of Aging in Brazil and the United States
- Facial Symmetry and Personal Attribute Ratings across Two Cultures: Brazil and the United States
- Predicting Change: A Comparison Among Brazilian, American, and Chinese Ideas About Change
- Testing of Self-Construal in the United States and Brazil
- The Relationship Between Altruism and Self-Construal: A Cross-Cultural Study of Helping Behavior in Brazil and the United States
- Categorical Comparisons of 33 Happy Moments in Brazil and the United States
- Friendships Among Older Adults: Comparison Between the US and Brazil