Context is Everything
Just a quick reminder today that whatever you read, take the source into account.
- Who wrote the piece?
- What's their background?
- Which culture are they from?
- What are their personality type preferences?
- What are the times they're living in?
- What are the political and economic circumstances?
I'm trying to do this but know that I'm not all the time. Especially when I get my eyes on new, salient, sexy research that explains how people live, love, work, or play - I simply MUST remember that study participants are often American psychology students.
Where do you get your information, and how often / rigorously do you question it?