Psychology Is Still Fixated on WEIRD People

Psychology Is Still Fixated on WEIRD People
Greg Wohlford/Erie Times-News via AP

For a long time, some psychologists have understood that their field has an issue with WEIRDness. That is, psychology experiments disproportionately involve participants who are Western, Educated, and hail from Industrialised, Rich Democracies, which means many findings may not generalise to other populations, such as, say, rural Samoan villagers.

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