New essay yesterday on Psychology Today:
In 2010, psychologists and behavioral scientists had a revolutionary realization: All humans are not the same as the North American college students.
The situation is not that bleak, however, and some changes are being made. For example, communities and organizations such as the Psychological Science Accelerator, the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), and the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) are in the process of developing systems to collaborate with researchers across the globe. For instance, projects such as the Many Labs and Many Babies series have worked toward collaborating with many different, geographically-widespread labs. Further, the Psychological Science Accelerator is working toward a buddy system through which labs from developing countries can collaborate with those in developed countries. Additionally, journals such as Psychological Science have addressed the problem of homogenous samples, but without specifying any action plans.