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The WEIRDest people in the world : how the West became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous

by Henrich, Joseph Patrick (Author)

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"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"-- Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educat... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • 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.
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