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The WEIRDest People in the World

How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

Joseph Henrich

Harvard University's Joseph Henrich, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, delivers a bold, epic investigation into the development of the Western mind, global psychological diversity, and its impact on the worldPerhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're...
Publish Date
2020-09-08T00:00:00.000Z
2020-09-08T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
4.2
ISBN
9780374173227
Recommendations
9
Recommendations
2021-02-23T05:26:17.000Z
Ben's book choice #1 by @JoHenrich, which I also highly recommend:      source
2020-12-15T16:38:20.000Z
I have to mention Joe Henrich @JoHenrich, who hasn't appeared yet but will soon. His book "The WEIRDest People in the World" is a fascinating look at the special psychology of Western educated folk.      source
2020-11-06T19:38:09.000Z
Finished this while waiting for the results. Huge book but eminently readable. And very important. Highly recommended.      source
2022-04-09T11:38:00.000Z
@TonyFratto The surprising history of cousin marriage bans is at the center of this fascinating book:      source
2021-01-01T01:20:06.000Z
Heinrich's book on WIERD cultures is the best account of the industrial revolution I've read. Once WEIRD-ness gets going, it eats everything in sight, and completely reorders power, norms, and social structures.      source
2020-09-13T16:53:36.000Z
Agreed. I'm also just starting @JoHenrich's book , and it's just filled with cool proposals, insights, and discoveries. (Put another way, there's a pleasingly high ratio of ideas per page)      source
2020-08-16T11:14:59.000Z
It's a terrific book.      source
2020-10-19T02:04:59.000Z
The WEIRDest People in the World by @JoHenrich is among the best books I have read in the last 5-10 years. It is long but very readable and every page is worth it. My review:      source
2021-03-02T00:44:45.000Z
Three very good books worth reading: (1) The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, (2) The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous, (3) Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe      source