Links for 8th July 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Psychological research conducted in WEIRD nations may not apply to global populations « UBC Public Affairs

    "According to the study, the majority of psychological research is conducted on subjects from Western nations, primarily university students. Between 2003 and 2007, 96 per cent of psychological samples came from countries with only 12 per cent of the world’s populations. The U.S. alone provided nearly 70 per cent of these subjects.<br />
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    However, the study finds significant psychological and behavioral differences between what the researchers call Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) societies and their non-WEIRD counterparts across a spectrum of key areas, including visual perception, fairness, spatial and moral reasoning, memory and conformity." Well, duh.

    Tagged with: psychologyresearchsamplingculturedemographics

  2. 10 Useful WordPress Security Tweaks – Smashing Magazine

    Does what it says on the tin; mostly tweaks to functions.php

    Tagged with: wordpresssecurityweb-dev

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