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For many years, Dr. Arnett has been a strong advocate for expanding the scope of psychology so that it includes a broader range of the world’s cultures. He founded the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA) as an organization with international leadership and membership. Also, he has published influential articles in American Psychologist calling for more psychological research on the 95% of the world’s population that is outside the borders of the U.S.

The Neglected 95% Revisited: Is American Psychology Becoming Less American?

2021, with Amber Thalmayer and Cecilia Toscanelli (download .pdf here)

The Neglected 95%: Why American Psychology Needs to Become Less American

2008 (download .pdf here)