Joseph Henrich: Cross-Cultural Research, Intelligence, Mating Systems, and Religion

The Dissenter | 28 August 2023 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Joseph Henrich discussing how culture shapes human psychology; human universals, and cognitive phenotypes; how different fields reacted to the WEIRD problem; the replication crisis; how to understand biases, like the prestige bias; what drives innovation, and cumulative culture; the collective brain hypothesis, and reframing how we think about intelligence and IQ; assortative mating, human mating systems, and the relationship between polygyny and inequality; religion, Big Gods, and theory of mind; the best methods to study psychology historically; and the overreliance on English speakers in the study of human cognition, and the need for people from more diverse cultural backgrounds in science.

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