Overstudying the WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic)

The universal truths of psychology may not be so universal, after all.

A new University of British Columbia study says that an overreliance on research subjects from the U.S. and other Western nations can produce false claims about human psychology and behavior because their psychological tendencies are highly unusual compared to the global population…

Posted by Will Baum, LCSW