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Understanding countries that are not western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic
Monk Prayogshala Research Institution
Humor is a pan-cultural phenomenon, but it is interculturally different. Here's how it differs between Eastern and Western countries.
Creativity is vital in the survival of humankind. Original and useful ideas have the potential to emerge everywhere; however, some cultures foster creativity more than others.
Should we trust others during a pandemic? Recent research shows that it affects our pandemic responses. After all, trust is a key component of our social lives.
People all over the world have divergent views regarding climate change. Are these differences culturally driven?
In every scientific discipline, academic citations are dominated by a small group of elites, narrowing the potential vision of scientific research.
When it comes to mental health services, cultural differences matter.
Does growing up in a specific culture affect your cognition? Research has shown that different types of thinking styles are usually dominant in WEIRD and non-WEIRD cultures.
Developing effective strategies to combat global challenges (such as climate change) requires research from both WEIRD and non-WEIRD populations.
People's lives should be studied in a more complete manner, especially those who are outside of non-Western societies.
Culture affects the extent to which people cooperate and punish non-cooperators, and has a huge influence on how we behave in social situations.
Some non-western research struggles with adapting to open science.
Researchers endeavor to set up collaborative platforms for non-Western science.
Human behaviour, an ever-changing and context-friendly phenomenon, is understood effectively by establishing multiple psychologies ingrained in the dynamics of native culture.
Not publishing negative or null results of cross-cultural psychology studies can exaggerate and exoticize cultural differences.
Indians often care very little about economic ideology. This might be because of post-Independence economic history of India, indicating that context is important for psychology.
What are the ways in which non-WEIRD scholars whose alma mater is in WEIRD countries help their home country’s research advance?
For some time, we have been led to believe that the world is divided between the West and the East. This dichotomization of culture is reductive and harmful.
How much more WEIRDness can psychology research tolerate? Now that most of what we know about psychology is based on the WEIRD, can we move on to those not WEIRD?
Experiments in social science have begun to spread across cultures. How have they been adapted to suit context?
Psychology has a problem: We extrapolate insights drawn from a homogenous 5% to the rest of humanity, even though we are not all the same.
Racism is an issue in many countries, including the U.S. But what about countries where most people are of the same race? Data from India shows shared language is a robust identity—and source of discrimination.
Remembering Geert Hofstede, who passed away on February 12, 2020.
Monk Prayogshala Research Institution is a not-for-profit academic research institution in Mumbai, India.