Psychology & Culture

How knowledge about different cultures is shaking the foundations of psychology
http://theconversation.com/how-knowledge-about-different-cultures-is-shaking-the-foundations-of-psychology-92696
I was wondering a couple of decades ago how many non-Europeans Sigmund Freud analyzed.
Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with all of the stuff about Data trying to be more human and all of the references to Shakespeare. Being a non-paleface this has been somewhat obvious all of my life. Then reading a lot of SF and wondering what any intelligent non-humans with advanced technology would have to be like.
The Laws of Physics do not care.
psik

The issue of psych research being carried out almost exclusively on WEIRD college students has been around for quite a while.] Makes sense as the social sciences have never been known for intellectual rigor.
I suspect there is reluctance among researchers to examine the issue more deeply because it could lead to uncomfortable facts of how diverse humanity really is, as well as accusations of racial prejudice et al. Logistical difficulties also exist in studying different cultural groups.
As for Freud, he barely analyzed any non-Jews, let alone non-Europeans. It’s is completely accurate to say Psychotherapy has always been a Jewish practice.

Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation with all of the stuff about Data trying to be more human and all of the references to Shakespeare.
Cool I thought some of those episodes dealing with Data trying to figure out humanity, were the best of the complete series.

Thanks psik. good read.