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The WEIRDest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous / Joseph Henrich.

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Erlanger Branch 153 H518w 2020 (Text) 33126024309381 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/17/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374173227
  • ISBN: 0374173222
  • Physical Description: xvii, 680 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
The author uses WEIRD to denote a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
WEIRD psychology -- Making a cultural species -- Clans, states, and why you can't get here from there -- The gods are watching, behave! -- WEIRD families -- Psychological differences, families, and the church -- Europe and Asia -- WEIRD monogamy -- Of commerce and cooperation -- Domesticating the competition -- Market mentalities -- Law, science, and religion -- Escape velocity -- The dark matter of history.
Summary, etc.:
"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 world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Cognitive psychology.
Developmental psychology.
Social interaction.
Human evolution.

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