Who are WEIRDest people in the world?

The WEIRDest People in the World

Author Joseph Henrich
Subject Evolutionary psychology, European history
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date 8 September 2020
Media type Print

What is a WEIRD society?

WEIRD stands for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Religious and Democratic. People raised in societies are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, non-conformist and analytical. They focus on themselves— their attributes, accomplishments and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles.

What is the percentage of WEIRD people in the world?

12 percent
They found that people from Western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic (WEIRD) societies — who represent as much as 80 percent of study participants, but only 12 percent of the world’s population — are not only unrepresentative of humans as a species, but on many measures they’re outliers.

Who coined the term WEIRD societies?

About a decade ago, Henrich coined the term after determining that individuals from such cultures tend to exhibit a specific combination of psychological characteristics.

What does weird person mean?

If you describe something or someone as weird, you mean that they are strange. [informal]

Who is the WEIRDest person ever?

Diogenes Was A Crazy, Homeless Philosopher What we know for sure though, is that the ancient thinker was one of history’s weirdest people. Diogenes was born in either 412 or 404 B.C., in the very remote Greek colony of Sinope. As a young man, he worked with his father minting currency for the colony.

What is the WEIRD mind?

Or put more concisely, WEIRD. Here’s why it’s an important acronym: Almost everything experimental psychologists believe about the human mind comes from studies of the Weird.

Which countries are WEIRD?

Weird Countries 2022

Country 2022 Population
Tokelau 1,378
Niue 1,622
Falkland Islands 3,539
Montserrat 4,965

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