Joseph Henrich

Joseph Henrich (born 1968) is a Canadian professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, and Chair of the department. Henrich was a professor of psychology and economics at the University of British Columbia. He is interested in the question of how humans evolved from "being a relatively unremarkable primate a few million years ago to the most successful species on the globe", and how culture affected our genetic development.

The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

Western. Educated. Industrialized. Rich. Democratic. These factors combine to form the acronym “WEIRD,” a term used to describe the most statistically unusual societies to have existed across history and geography. Harvard professor of evolutionary biology Joseph Henrich tracks the emergence of this novel group of people and seeks to explain how their quirks have helped them flourish.

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