Episode 11: Weinersmiths, W.E.I.R.D., and W.R.O.uN.G

This week Zach and Kelly catch up on their recent adventures, and discuss the predominance of W.E.I.R.D. (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) subjects in psychology studies.

Links

The Weinerworks (Zach’s math blog)

Dr. Raine Kortet

This week’s paper: The weirdest people in the world?

An early draft of “The weirdest people in the world?”, available online for            free

Ultimatum Game

Dictator Game 

2 comments

  1. Paul says:

    Happy Post Holiday Season Kelly and Zach! I look forward to a new year and a new Weinersmith!

  2. Sandon says:

    You’re right about Australians hating free-loaders. Down under, we call them “dole bludgers”. Every current affairs show has a section on them, and we’re conditioned to believe that they’re a “menace to society”. Ironically, the shows themselves too are a “menace to society”.
    The fact that, sociologically, Australia is western but, geographically, we are eastern may lead to some odd results.

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