Monday, July 05, 2010

US and UK are WEIRD nations

According to a new University of British Columbia study, 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. The words "WEIRD nation" are now being used in the scientific literature about them ! Just as the failed EU economies are now the PIG or PIGSHIT nations. For example I think the UK Chris Patten, Baron of Barnes, and many others refer often to the PIG nations.

IMO:  This has been obvious to me for many years. It is one reason why I prefer India where I have lived, off and on, for many years. You possibly just have to listen to phone-ins on London radio stations like LBC and Talksport to realise these guys are mainly psychos, a point that detailed psychological surveys seem to confirm. I do not watch US Fox News but I imagine that leaves the same impression. Dreadful that a lot of otherwise decent people are being so misled.

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