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Behav Brain Sci. 2010 Jun;33(2-3):84-5. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X10000038. Epub 2010 Jun 15.

Weird people, yes, but also weird experiments.

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  • 1Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6PN, United Kingdom. nbaumard@gmail.com

Abstract

While we agree that the cultural imbalance in the recruitment of participants in psychology experiments is highly detrimental, we emphasize the need to complement this criticism with a warning about the "weirdness" of some cross-cultural studies showing seemingly deep cultural differences. We take the example of economic games and suggest that the variety of results observed in these games may not be due to deep psychological differences per se, but rather due to different interpretations of the situation.

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