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ERIC Number: EJ859791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0003-066X
Do Our Psychological Laws Apply Only to Americans?
Stroebe, Wolfgang; Nijstad, Bernard
American Psychologist, v64 n6 p569 Sep 2009
Comments on an article by J. J. Arnett regarding the assertion that American psychology focuses too narrowly on Americans while neglecting the other 95% of the world's population. The authors challenge Arnett's methodology in his research and question the ways in which he drew his conclusions. They claim that a major weakness of Arnett's argumentation is that he failed to distinguish between research that tests general laws of behavior and research aimed at describing the impact of societal factors on behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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