The neglected 95%: why American psychology needs to become less American.

  title={The neglected 95%: why American psychology needs to become less American.},
  author={Jeffrey Jensen Arnett},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={63 7},
This article proposes that psychological research published in APA journals focuses too narrowly on Americans, who comprise less than 5% of the world's population. The result is an understanding of psychology that is incomplete and does not adequately represent humanity. First, an analysis of articles published in six premier APA journals is presented, showing that the contributors, samples, and editorial leadership of the journals are predominantly American. Then, a demographic profile of the… CONTINUE READING
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