Are you WEIRD?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=psychology-studies-biased-toward-we-10-08-07

WEIRD stands for Western, educated,industrialised, rich, democratic.  Someone has  come up with the old news that much psychology is based on work with a highly unrepresentative sample of university undergraduate guinea pigs.  We knew this moons ago.  What they should say is we turn middle class bullswanger into supposedly naturally underlying human ‘attitudes, traits and nature’.

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