The Weirdest People in the World

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Zusammenfassung 'Phenomenal ... The only theory I am aware of that attempts to explain broad patterns of human psychology on a global scale' Coren Apicella! Washington Post Do you identify yourself by your profession! rather than your family? Do you consider yourself unique? Do you have personal 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! self-involved! control-oriented! nonconformist and analytical. They focus on themselves - their attributes! accomplishments and aspirations - over their social roles. 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 sense of who we are now? Joseph Henrich! who developed the influential concept of WEIRD ! explores the historical evolution of family structures! marriage and religion! and draws on leading-edge research in anthropology! psychology! economics and evolutionary biology to analyse how these institutions shaped the Western mind. Brilliant! provocative! engaging and surprising! The Weirdest People in the World will transform your understanding of how we behave. 'Illuminates a journey into human nature that is more exciting! more complex and ultimately more consequential than has previously been suspected' Nature Informationen zum Autor Joseph Henrich is an award-winning anthropologist! and a professor and chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Secret of our Success . He lives in Massachusetts.

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Joseph Henrich is an award-winning anthropologist, and a professor and chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Secret of our Success. He lives in Massachusetts.

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'A landmark in social thought. Henrich may go down as the most influential social scientist of the first half of the twenty-first century' MATTHEW SYED

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 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.

'Phenomenal ... The only theory I am aware of that attempts to explain broad patterns of human psychology on a global scale' Washington Post

'You will never look again in the same way at your own seemingly universal values' Uta Frith, Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London

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Titel
The Weirdest People in the World
Untertitel
How West Became Psychologically Peculiar Particularly Prosperous
Autor
EAN
9781846147968
ISBN
978-1-84614-796-8
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Penguin Books
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
704
Gewicht
1160g
Größe
H240mm x B165mm x T42mm
Jahr
2020
Untertitel
Englisch
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