The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
  • The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
  • The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
  • The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
  • The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
ISBN: 1250800072
EAN13: 9781250800077
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 7, 2021
Pages: 704
Format: Paperback
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020
A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020
A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020
A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020

A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world.

Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're rather psychologically peculiar.

Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves--their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations--over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries?

In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the Read More chevron_right

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