The vast majority of psychological studies recruit test subjects who are Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic – or "WEIRD." Which is... well, weird, given that these people represent a very small segment of the global human population, from a cultural standpoint. Reasons why psychometric testing is just bullshit.
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