The Hidden Biases in WEIRD Psychology Research

The Hidden Biases in WEIRD Psychology Research



Psychology studies can be really skewed by the WEIRD population (western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic). Why does this hidden bias exist?

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Sources:

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2010/05/weird.aspx
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/05/weird_psychology_social_science_researchers_rely_too_much_on_western_college.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2010/10/western-educated-industrialized-rich-and-democratic/181667/
http://hci.ucsd.edu/102b/readings/WeirdestPeople.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=JQcSDAAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=Why+humans+cooperate:+A+cultural+and+evolutionary+explanation.&ots=2XUTJmygRb&sig=ZCmDq9128JF1qHI85ZgEihk4ECg#v=onepage&q=dictator%20game&f=false
http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2008-14338-003
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1859970/

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