Centre for Human and Cultural Values

The Centre focuses on research and training in understanding and appreciation of the variety of human and cultural values and how they relate to big social issues in society.
 
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Values reflect what is important in life.
They give meaning to the things we do. What we believe, what we like, what we do, and what we think about our own and other’s actions are all shaped by our values.
FEATURED EVENT

Values Impact Forum

22-23 February 2018

Join us for a unique 2-day Forum that brings together academics, educators, industry and government to examine how values impact important social issues. It will feature Plenary Addresses by Professor Shalom Schwartz and will include four major themes:

  1. Values and the socialisation of children (Keynote by Professor Ariel Knafo–Noam)
  2. Values and public opinion (Keynotes by Professor Rory Fitzgerald & Professor Jan Cieciuch)
  3. Values and philanthropy (Keynote by Dr Joanne Sneddon)
  4. Values and consumer behaviour (Keynote by Professor Julie Lee)
LATEST NEWS

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21 FEB 2018
Official Opening of the Centre for Human and Cultural Values 
on Feb 21, 2018 – Join us for drinks and canapes to celebrate the official opening of the new centre at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA.

Values Impact Forum on Feb 22-23, 2018 – Professor Shalom Schwartz to give the Plenary Address.

Socialisation of Children at the Values Impact Forum on Feb 22-23, 2018 – Professor Ariel Knafo to give the Keynote Address on Values.

Public Opinion at the Values Impact Forum on Feb 22-23, 2018 – Associate Professor Jan Cieciuch to give a Keynote Address on Values and Public opinion from a user perspective and Mr Rory Fitzgerald, the Director of the European Social Survey ERIC to give a Keynote Address on Values and Public Opinion from a provider perspective.

Want to discover your own values?

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Research streams

The Centre for Human and Cultural Values brings together some of the world’s leading academics to understand and apply personal and cultural values theory to address important social issues.

Specifically, the Centre has six main research streams: Personal & Cultural Values; Children’s Values; Societal Issues; Prosocial Behaviour; Consumer Behaviour; and The Workplace.

THE VALUES PROJECT

The Latest

Check out the latest articles from The Values Project blog:

If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.

Lee Iacocca

If something’s important to you, you make time for it.

Mía Maestro

When your values are clear to you, decisions become easier.

Roy E. Disney

Values are like fingerprints. Nobody’s are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.

Elvis Presley

Everyone’s values are defined by what they will tolerate when it is done to others.

William Greider

The Centre for Human and Cultural Values focuses on research and training in understanding and appreciation of the variety of human and cultural values and how they relate to big social issues in society.