The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

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ISBN: 9781846147968
Publisher: Allen Lane
Published: 3 September, 2020
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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Perhaps you are WEIRD- raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, nonconformist, analytical, control-oriented and self-obsessed. Joseph Henrich, who developed the influential concept of WEIRD, explores how Westerners became so psychologically distinct. Drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology, he illuminates the evolution of family structures, marriage and religion, and how these institutions shaped the brains that built the modern world. Provocative, engaging and surprising, The Weirdest People in the World will transform your understanding of human thinking and the origins of the West.

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