The Weirdest People in the World

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

Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, nonconformist, analytical and control-oriented. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically peculiar? What part did these differences play in our history, and what do they mean for our collective identity?

Joseph Henrich, who developed the game-changing concept of WEIRD, uses leading-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology to explore how changing family structures, marriage practices and religious beliefs in the Middle Ages shaped the Western mind, laying the foundations for the world we know today. Brilliant, provocative, engaging and surprising, this landmark study will revolutionize your understanding of who - and how - we are now.

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ISBN
9781846147968
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Datum
03-09-2020
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
480 pp.
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Genre
Diversen

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