Psychologists have known for years that the field’s white, affluent, Western skew distorts our understanding of the human mind, so why haven’t things changed? Michael Schulson investigates
The Problem That Psychology Can’t Shake | Ten years after a seminal paper laid bare psychology’s white, affluent, Western skew, not much has change | WEIRD| via ⁦
“There’s some really uncomfortable ethnocentrism associated with this [WEIRD sampling] issue that makes people squirm,” Legare said. “We should all be doing a lot of more squirming.”
Psychologists have known for years that the field’s white, affluent, Western skew distorts our understanding of the human mind, so why haven’t things changed? Michael Schulson investigates
Great piece on the WEIRD samples in psychology that includes quotes from many amazing researchers! (I have a quote in here too!) Thanks to for covering this and to everyone working to diversify science! #dukeidlab
Why is psychology having trouble shaking the WEIRD problem? My top 4: - doing work with non-WEIRD groups is hard - funding bodies don't care about it - it was eclipsed by the replication problem - deep down, many in psych don't think it's a big problem
Good piece on the WEIRD people issue, and how everyone likes to cite the paper while maintaining the status quo.
There’s some really uncomfortable ethnocentrism associated with the persistent skew towards studying affluent, Western populations in psychology that makes the field squirm. We should all be doing a lot more squirming.
Oh hey, here's that thing and I wrote an article about in the news again.
There are many large samples from dozens of ethnic/national populations using personality and cognitive instruments. Let's begin by analyzing them dispassionately.
Since the replication crisis began, psychologists have been increasingly expected to use bigger samples sizes. This can place additional burdens on researchers who study underrepresented populations, which can be more difficult and expensive to recruit.
“We have to embrace the need for greater diversity in our samples.” RT : The Problem That Psychology Can’t Shake: Ten years after a seminal paper laid bare psychology’s WEIRD skew, not much has changed
The problem that psychology research can’t shake: its white, affluent, Western skew; disguised as universal, generalizable results.
"Many psychology papers do not even mention the nationality, socioeconomic status, or other basic demographic statistics of their subject populations." The Problem That Psychology Can’t Shake
To whom do psychology's findings really apply? | Psychologists have known for years that the field’s white, affluent, Western skew distorts our understanding of the human mind, so why haven’t things changed? #generalizabilitycrisis
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A nice paper on the #WEIRD problem in psych. Makes me think of language capabilities of researchers as a caveat. I select US & UK samples cause my English is good enough to write precise manipulations.
Great question 😃 "When gives talks to groups of psychology researchers, she likes to take a quick poll of the room. How many of them, she asks, consider themselves to be “Western ethnopsychologists?” The question does not go over well”
Ten years after a seminal paper laid bare psychology’s white, affluent, Western skew, not much has changed.
Psychology Still Skews Western and Affluent. Can It Be Fixed?
Psychology’s Stubborn Diversity Problem - The Atlantic
Psychology still skews Western and Affluent. Can it be fixed? #Psychology #Bias #Affluent #Western #HumanMind
“There’s some really uncomfortable ethnocentrism associated with this issue that makes people squirm...We should all be doing a lot of more squirming.”
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Psychologists have known for years that the field’s white, affluent, Western skew distorts our understanding of the human mind, so why haven’t things changed? Michael Schulson investigates