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?