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The WEIRDest People in the World

By Joseph Henrich
  • ISBN Code: : 0374710457
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : Psychology
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 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. Includes black-and-white illustrations.

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Buy now to get the insights from Joseph Henrich's The WEIRDest People in the World. Sample Insights: 1) WEIRD is an acronym made up by Joseph Henrich, which stands for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. WEIRD people are those who were brought up in a country with these five attributes. 2) WEIRD people value individualism very highly and live by it. They tend to be control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. Their focus is on themselves – their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations – rather than on their personal relationships or perceived social roles.

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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101947837
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Psychology
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A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education, geopolitics, and business. Never have East and West come as close as they are today, yet we are still baffled by one another. Is our mantra "To thine own self be true"? Or do we believe we belong to something larger than ourselves--a family, a religion, a troop--that claims our first allegiance? Gish Jen--drawing on a treasure trove of stories and personal anecdotes, as well as cutting-edge research in cultural psychology--reveals how this difference shapes what we perceive and remember, what we say and do and make--how it shapes everything from our ideas about copying and talking in class to the difference between Apple and Alibaba. As engaging as it is illuminating, this is a book that stands to profoundly enrich our understanding of ourselves and of our world.

The Invention of Power

By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 154177440X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 540
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In the tradition of Why Nations Fail, this book solves one of the great puzzles of history: Why did the West become the most powerful civilization in the world? Western exceptionalism—the idea that European civilizations are freer, wealthier, and less violent—is a widespread and powerful political idea. It has been a source of peace and prosperity in some societies, and of ethnic cleansing and havoc in others. Yet in The Invention of Power, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita draws on his expertise in political maneuvering, deal-making, and game theory to present a revolutionary new theory of Western exceptionalism: that a single, rarely discussed event in the twelfth century changed the course of European and world history. By creating a compromise between churches and nation-states that, in effect, traded money for power and power for money, the 1122 Concordat of Worms incentivized economic growth, facilitated secularization, and improved the lot of the citizenry, all of which set European countries on a course for prosperity. In the centuries since, countries that have had a similar dynamic of competition between church and state have been consistently better off than those that have not. The Invention of Power upends conventional thinking about European culture, religion, and race and presents a persuasive new vision of world history.

Academic Study of Religions in a Cognitive, Anthropological and Sociological Perspective

By Tomáš Bubík,Jakub Havlíček,Silvie Kotherová,Dušan Lužný,Rudolf Havelka
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  • Publisher : Palacký University Olomouc
  • Book Code : 8024460130
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
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The book deals with current issues of the study of religion as an academic discipline, especially cognitive, anthropological and sociological research of religious thought and behaviour. Publikace pojednává o aktuálních problémech religionistiky jako akademické disciplíny, zejména pak o kognitivním, antropologickém a sociologickém výzkumu náboženského myšlení a chování.

Only the Dead

By Bear F. Braumoeller
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 019084955X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
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The idea that war is going out of style has become the conventional wisdom in recent years. But in Only the Dead, award-winning author Bear Braumoeller demonstrates that it shouldn't have. With a rare combination of historical expertise, statistical acumen, and accessible prose, Braumoeller shows that the evidence simply doesn't support the decline-of-war thesis propounded by scholars like Steven Pinker. He argues that the key to understanding trends in warfare lies, not in the spread of humanitarian values, but rather in the formation of international orders--sets of expectations about behavior that allow countries to work in concert, as they did in the Concert of Europe and have done in the postwar Western liberal order. With a nod toward the American sociologist Charles Tilly, who argued that "war made the state and the state made war," Braumoeller shows argues that the same is true of international orders: while they reduce conflict within their borders, they can also clash violently with one another, as the Western and communist orders did throughout the Cold War. Both highly readable and rigorous, Only the Dead offers a realistic assessment of humanity's quest to abolish warfare. While pessimists have been too quick to discount the successes of our attempts to reduce international conflict, optimists are prone to put too much faith in human nature. Reality lies somewhere in between: While the aspirations of humankind to govern its behavior with reason and justice have had shocking success in moderating the harsh dictates of realpolitik, the institutions that we have created to prevent war are unlikely to achieve anything like total success--as evidenced by the multitude of conflicts in recent decades. As the old adage advises us, only the dead have seen the end of war.

Issues in Brain and Cognition Research: 2011 Edition

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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 1464964491
  • Total of Pages : 1456
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: issues-in-brain-and-cognition-research.pdf

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Issues in Brain and Cognition Research / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Brain and Cognition Research. The editors have built Issues in Brain and Cognition Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Brain and Cognition Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Brain and Cognition Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The Air We Breathe

By Glen Scrivener
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  • Publisher : The Good Book Company
  • Book Code : 1784987581
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 576
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Discover the Christian roots of the values we prize in western society. Is Christianity history? Or is Christian history the deepest explanation of the modern world? Today in the west, many consider the church to be dead or dying. Christianity is seen as outdated, bigoted and responsible for many of society’s problems. This leaves many believers embarrassed about their faith and many outsiders wary of religion. But what if the Christian message is not the enemy of our modern Western values, but the very thing that makes sense of them? In this fascinating book, Glen Scrivener takes readers on a journey to discover how the teachings of Jesus not only turned the ancient world upside down, but continue to underpin the way we think of life, worth, and meaning. Far from being a relic from the past, the distinctive ideas of Christianity, such as freedom, kindness, progress and equality, are a crucial part of the air that we breathe. As author Glen Scrivener says in his introduction: “The extraordinary impact of Christianity is seen in the fact that we don’t notice it". This is a book for both believers and sceptics-giving Christians confidence to be open about their faith and showing non-Christians the ways in which the message of Jesus makes sense of their most cherished beliefs. Whoever you are, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the values you hold dear as you discover the power and profundity of Jesus and his revolution.

Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology: A Montessori Perspective

By Patrick Frierson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 135001883X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 371
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Drawing on the work of Maria Montessori and contemporary virtue epistemologists such as Linda Zagzebski and Jason Baehr, Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology presents a new interpretation of the nature of intellectual agency and its associated virtues. Focusing on Montessori's interpretation of specific virtues including sensory attentiveness, intellectual love and intellectual humility, it discusses why these are virtues, why one can be held responsible for them, and how they relate to each other. Moreover, it considers pedagogical implications of considering these capacities to be virtues. Intellectual Agency and Virtue Epistemology not only reveals the value of seeing Montessori as a virtue epistemologist, it encourages educationalists to take seriously the cultivation of intellectual virtues as an important part of the education of children.

Freedom Is Not Free

By Alex Adams
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 166554032X
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 701
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Liberty and character play vital roles in the functioning of free societies, but we often overlook both. Alex Adams gives them the attention they deserve in this memoir, highlighting his adventures and missteps in seeking to improve the lot of mankind. His insights will particularly resonate with his fellow scientists and engineers, who may recognize themselves in various parts of the story—or see alternate ways to deal with problems. The author’s intent is to highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of human behavior to come to conclusions about how we’ve arrived at our current state, where we are likely headed, and how we should think about our lives. Throughout the book, he promotes the value of freedom even while recognizing that many have difficulty managing it. Even so, he cautions everyone against authoritarian government as it stunts personal growth and inevitably leads to corruption. Join the author as he shares the lessons he’s learned over a long career and urges everyone to reject party politics in Freedom Is Not Free.

Autobiographical Memory in an Aboriginal Australian Community

By A. Monchamp
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137325275
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 153
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This book shares and analyses the stories of Opal, a senior Alyawarra woman. Through her stories the reader glimpses the harsh colonial realities which many Aboriginal Australians have faced, highlighting the cultural embeddedness of autobiographical memory from a philosophical, psychological and anthropological perspective.

Born to Choose

By John H Falk
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351602667
  • Total of Pages : 294
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 255
  • Pdf File: born-to-choose.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Born to Choose is John H. Falk’s compelling account of why and how we make the endless set of choices we do, every second of every day of our lives. Synthesizing research from across the biological and social sciences, Falk argues that human choice-making is an evolutionarily ancient and complex process. He suggests that all our choices are influenced by very basic and early evolving needs, and that ultimately each choice is designed to support survival in the guise of perceived well-being. This engaging book breaks new intellectual ground and enhances our understanding not just of human choice-making but human behavior overall.

Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language

By Annette M. B. de Groot,Peter Hagoort
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119109868
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 612
  • Pdf File: research-methods-in-psycholinguistics-and-the-neurobiology-of-language.pdf

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The first comprehensive guide to research methods and technologies in psycholinguistics and the neurobiology of language Bringing together contributions from a distinguished group of researchers and practitioners, editors Annette M. B. de Groot and Peter Hagoort explore the methods and technologies used by researchers of language acquisition, language processing, and communication, including: traditional observational and behavioral methods; computational modelling; corpus linguistics; and virtual reality. The book also examines neurobiological methods, including functional and structural neuroimaging and molecular genetics. Ideal for students engaged in the field, Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of various methods in relation to competing approaches. It describes the apparatus involved, the nature of the stimuli and data used, and the data collection and analysis techniques for each method. Featuring numerous example studies, along with many full-color illustrations, this indispensable text will help readers gain a clear picture of the practices and tools described. Brings together contributions from distinguished researchers across an array of related disciplines who explain the underlying assumptions and rationales of their research methods Describes the apparatus involved, the nature of the stimuli and data used, and the data collection and analysis techniques for each method Explores the relative strengths and weaknesses of various methods in relation to competing approaches Features numerous real-world examples, along with many full-color illustrations, to help readers gain a clear picture of the practices and tools described

Introduction to Global Studies

By John McCormick
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350933287
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: introduction-to-global-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The second edition of Introduction to Global Studies offers a succinct and authoritative introduction to the important issues and events of our rapidly changing world. It covers all of the key topics in the field, including introductions to history, culture, science, politics and economics, alongside focused surveys on pressing global matters such as human rights, migration, the climate emergency, and health and disease. With learning features that hone in on key themes and debates, such as Global and Local and North and South boxes, this essential text will help you to navigate challenging issues. Full-colour photographs, figures and maps bring the subject to life. Ideal for students beginning courses on and related to global studies, this second edition offers: -A brand new chapter on health and disease, with additional coverage of Covid-19 incorporated throughout the book. -Increased coverage of inequality and gender, with a thematic focus on how inequalities are compounded across global society -Contemporary Debates: a new feature outlining the pros and cons of controversial topics -A comprehensive companion website, offering an array of resources for both students and lecturers, including a testbank, illustrated lecturer slides, interactive quizzes, and an online media library

The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology

By Kay Deaux,Mark Snyder
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190224843
  • Total of Pages : 992
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 172
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The second edition of The Oxford Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology beautifully captures the history, current status, and future prospects of personality and social psychology. Building on the successes and strengths of the first edition, this second edition of the Handbook combines the two fields of personality and social psychology into a single, integrated volume, offering readers a unique and generative agenda for psychology. Over their history, personality and social psychology have had varying relationships with each other-sometimes highly overlapping and intertwined, other times contrasting and competing. Edited by Kay Deaux and Mark Snyder, this Handbook is dedicated to the proposition that personality and social psychology are best viewed in conjunction with one another and that the synergy to be gained from considering links between the two fields can do much to move both areas of research forward in order to better enrich our collective understanding of human nature. Contributors to this Handbook not only offer readers fascinating examples of work that cross the boundaries of personality and social psychology, but present their work in such a way that thinks deeply about the ways in which a unified social-personality perspective can provide us with a greater understanding of the phenomena that concern psychological investigators. The chapters of this Handbook effortlessly weave together work from both disciplines, not only in areas of longstanding concern, but also in newly emerging fields of inquiry, addressing both distinctive contributions and common ground. In so doing, they offer compelling evidence for the power and the potential of an integrated approach to personality and social psychology today.