The Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Los Angeles that supports and advances interdisciplinary research projects and scholarship at the intersection of psychology, culture, neuroscience, and psychiatry, with an emphasis on cultural factors as central, not peripheral. The FPR was founded in December 1999 with a gift from Robert B. Lemelson, a documentary filmmaker and psychological anthropologist on the UCLA faculty.
Dr. Robert Lemelson and The Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) have
expanded the funding of the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and
Development (CBD) to include a new Program for Culture, Brain, Development, and Mental Health (CBDMH). Through a series of workshops, conferences, and publications, the FPR brings scholars, researchers, and clinicians together to think across disciplinary boundaries and address issues of fundamental clinical and social concern. The FPR is also a key supporter of the Culture, Brain, and Development Program at Hampshire College and the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development at the University of California, Los Angeles.