Dec 8, 2023

The Impact of Culture on Human Behavior & Psychology

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Joe Henrich is Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and an author. Humans like to think that we’re sovereign individuals with agency over our preferences and actions. But we are also a part of our social environment and Joe has teased apart some fascinating trends which explain how our location and culture have huge impacts on the way we behave, our preferences on everything from dating to work and family life to religion. Expect to learn why the things we consider to be human nature could just be cultural conditioning, the dangerous future if there’s lots of sexless men, how the choice between growing rice and wheat impacts family life, what diplomatic immunity to parking tickets tells us about human nature, how Joe’s lab can use language to archaeologically tell us about social trends from history…

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