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  • The WEIRDest People in the World

  • How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
  • 著者: Joseph Henrich
  • ナレーター: Korey Jackson
  • 再生時間: 19 時間 3 分
  • カテゴリー: 政治学・社会科学, 人類学
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"A fascinating, vigorously argued work that probes deeply into the way “WEIRD people” think." (Kirkus)

"Joseph Henrich has undertaken a massively ambitious work that explains the transition to the modern world from kin-based societies, drawing on a wealth of data across disciplines that significantly contributes to our understanding of this classic issue in social theory." (Francis Fukuyama, author of The Origins of Political Order and Political Order and Political Decay

"Ambitious and fascinating...This meaty book is ready-made for involved discussions." (Publisher's Weekly

あらすじ・解説

A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world.

Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar.

Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries?

In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world.

Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Joseph Henrich (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Thomas Malone
  • 2020/12/30

Humdrum narration

Good: interesting data and anecdotes. Compelling evidence. Bad: too much information. Mechanical reading voice; although the reader is clear in his allocution, his voice is unvaried and loses my attention. Verdict: buy a physical copy so that you can jump ahead and skim the impertinent bits without having your mind drift away because of the humdrum narration.

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  • Phillip Falk
  • 2020/10/24

Lots of mispronounced words

Just a quick note that the narrator mispronounces lots of words. Not super difficult stuff - isn’t there a producer / editor to catch this stuff?

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  • hans sandberg
  • 2020/12/06

One of the best books I've read about who we sre

This book continues and expands on Joe Henrich's excellent "The Secret of our Success" (2015). It must be one of the best books about anthropology, economics, and psychology in a long time. it explains who we (Europeans and North Americans) are, and we became this way. It's a well told story and very convincing.

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  • Brian
  • 2021/01/02

Ruined by Poor Narration - Save your Money

A great book ruined by sloppy narration. Pathetic. The narrator sounds like he’s never read a book aloud before.

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  • Douglas Osborne
  • 2020/12/30

bad narration of a good book

I highly recommend this book-- for reading. I don't recommend the audible version. The narrator has a pleasant enough voice and enunciates clearly (hence two stars instead of one), but his pronunciation is often distracting (e.g., "-ure" words such as "endure" sound like "-oor" words, and "prevalence" is read with the stress on the second syllable and a long "a" sound ...). The real problem, though, is that the narrator doesn't read as if he understands what he's saying. He seems to be reading word by word, rather than seeing where a sentence is going and adjusting his delivery to reflect the larger structure and the various components --phrases, clauses, conjunctions-- within it. I've been listening to audiobooks for at least 25 years, and I don't recall having come across another narrator who does so little to help me keep track of where I am in a sentence. Nevertheless, I did manage to listen to the whole book despite nearly giving up after 30 minutes. Switching to 1.25 speed (a first, for me) made a big difference.

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  • Austin Tyler Wilford
  • 2020/12/15

Digestible Academia

This book does a dantastic job using high level behavioral studies to make its point, while making it graspable for any level reader. The book falls a bit short of the apex because I feel that there wasnt a good point made for what should be done with the information given in this book. It makes it point and then ends.

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  • Scott Klinger
  • 2021/01/25

Fascinating Analysis

Joseph Henrich's thesis is both original and enlightening. I learned a lot and connected lots of dots of previous knowledge. The writing had an excessive amount of repetition of things previously covered. Some of this is always helpful, but the sheer volume here made it harder to listen to the story.

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  • T. Hagstrom
  • 2021/01/14

poor narrator

the narrator destroys this audiobook, it is almost unbearable to listen to. story is great en enlightening.

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  • Joey Caster
  • 2021/01/13

Not much here

Did not care for this book. You’ll hear a lot...but somehow there’s still not much to it. 2 out of 5 stars