If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re WEIRD – raised in a culture which is Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, Democratic. Joseph Henrich is professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a pioneer in the study of WEIRD psychology – how it evolved, its unique characteristics, and why we need to understand it.
In this session in the Rebel Wisdom Campfire, Henrich joined us to discuss his book ‘The Weirdest People in the World’ – drawing on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore how incorporating WEIRD psychology into our sensemaking can give us a new lens on our own psychology, history and culture.
Check out The Weirdest People in the World here: https://www.amazon.com/WEIRDest-People-World-Psychologically-Particularly/dp/0374173222
Check out ‘Indigenous Narcissism’ by Alexander Beiner which links Henrich’s work to some of the topics we’ve explored on the channel: https://medium.com/rebel-wisdom/indigenous-narcissism-social-media-belonging-weirdness-6063ac6f9aa
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