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Assignment #2: Summary In the article “Being WEIRD: How Culture Shapes the Mind” by Ethan Watters, discusses the importance of the need to reconsider “human nature” in which social scientists have studied. The trio; Henrich, Heine, and Norenzayan concluded that Americans are the most “weirdest” of all. To back up the claim from the findings of the cross-cultural research that Henrich, Heine, and Norenzayan have compiled up in their weird paper that has touched on the misconception that Western psychologists concluded that what we value in American culture is what others value as well. To prove that what we as Americans thought to be universal is not necessary true from the experiment that Henrich did at Peru among the Machiguenga who live north of Mahu Picchu in the Amazon basin. According to Henrich who decided to run a behavioral experiment through a game called ultimatum to see whether the West and isolated culture shared the similar instinct for fairness, it

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