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The Resource The weirdest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous, Joseph Heinrich

The weirdest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous, Joseph Heinrich

Label
The weirdest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous
Title
The weirdest people in the world
Title remainder
how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Heinrich
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Do you identify yourself by your profession or achievements, rather than your family network? Do you cultivate your unique attributes and goals? If so, 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 and control-oriented. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically peculiar? What part did these differences play in the industrial revolution and the expansion of European power? 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, The Weirdest People in the World will revolutionize your understanding of who - and how - we are now
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henrich, Joseph Patrick
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Civilization, Western
  • Human evolution
  • Social interaction
  • Europeans
  • Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
The weirdest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous, Joseph Heinrich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Of commerce and cooperation
  • Domesticating the competition
  • Market mentalities
  • Law, science, and religion
  • Escape velocity
  • The dark matter of history
  • 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
Control code
000068239742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 680 pages
Isbn
9781846147968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1135392852
Label
The weirdest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous, Joseph Heinrich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Of commerce and cooperation
  • Domesticating the competition
  • Market mentalities
  • Law, science, and religion
  • Escape velocity
  • The dark matter of history
  • 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
Control code
000068239742
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 680 pages
Isbn
9781846147968
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1135392852

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