Western Worldviews – WEIRD people

In 2010, an article titled “The Weirdest People in the World?” exlpained that most psychological research is conducted on a small, unrepresentative subset of human population—W.E.I.R.D people. Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic.

I would suspect most of you reading this are from WEIRD backgrounds. For those of you not from this background I am sure you work with some of us WEIRD people! Thank you for your graciousness when dealing with us.

HonorShame’s blog has a very interesting perspective on how WEIRD people are only a small subset of the global population and yet many of our perspectives on gospel and missions are shaped by this very small minority viewpoint.

Read the full post here and then reflect on how that should affect how you live out the Kingdom with those from other cultures.

Guilt-Innocence Cultures are WEIRD