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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
September 8
Goodreads rating
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
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