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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
September 8
Goodreads rating
4.2
ISBN
9780374173227
Recommendations
8
Recommendations
Feb 23, 2021
Ben's book choice #1 by @JoHenrich, which I also highly recommend:      source
Dec 15, 2020
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
Nov 06, 2020
Finished this while waiting for the results. Huge book but eminently readable. And very important. Highly recommended.      source
Jan 01, 2021
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
Sep 13, 2020
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
Aug 16, 2020
It's a terrific book.      source
Oct 19, 2020
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
Mar 02, 2021
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