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How the West became WEIRD

first_img How a Roman Catholic Church ban in the Middle Ages changed extended family ties, as well as values and psychology of individuals in the West Study links an individual’s psychological basis for enforcing group hierarchies to national indicators The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. GAZETTE: What drew you to write this account?HENRICH: This line of research started when some colleagues and I were compiling all the evidence we could find from around the world on psychological differences. Our project started as a critique of psychology’s emphasis on using American undergraduates for experiments. The database of psychology is largely Western students at universities and predominantly Americans, even among that. We were critiquing the field but then as we began to assemble the data, we found that the subjects most commonly used by psychologists and other experimental behavioral psychologists, like experimental economists, were psychologically unusual. This can be seen in experimental studies from across the social sciences, from the bargaining games studied by economics to work in social and developmental psychology on how people think, reason, and infer. I got to wondering what could explain these variations we were seeing and we coined the acronym WEIRD, as a kind of consciousness-raising device to remind people that researchers in particular use subjects in their experiments who are typically psychologically unusual and that they couldn’t readily generalize to everyone around the world from studying this one peculiar group.GAZETTE: At this particular moment, why is understanding how psychological differences have given rise to the modern world so important?HENRICH: As we’re trying to understand cultural diversity and human diversity, I think it’s valuable to recognize that people actually think quite differently about the world and that how people think about the world has been shaped by the social environments that we created culturally and then passed down from one generation to the next, creating enduring differences among populations. That then leads to some of the cultural legacies we see today where it can take decades, or even longer, for people to culturally adapt their norms along with their ways of thinking and feeling to these formal institutions —laws and forms of government — that were imposed upon them by foreign (often colonial) powers.This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. The social cycle of repression Targeting incest and promoting individualismcenter_img Joseph Henrich thinks many people reading this are probably WEIRD. He means no offense, only that they were raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. About a decade ago, Henrich coined the term after determining that individuals from such cultures tend to exhibit a specific combination of psychological characteristics. Now, he’s put it all in a new book called “The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous.” In it, he lays out how people from these societies differ psychologically from most other people throughout human history. The Gazette interviewed Henrich, who is a professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology and its chair, on what being WEIRD is all about.Q&AJoseph HenrichGAZETTE: What do you mean when you say someone is from a WEIRD society?HENRICH: If you measure people’s psychology using the tools that psychologists and economists do, you’ll find substantial variation around the world. Societies that are Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic often anchor the extremes of these global distributions. Among the most prominent features that make people WEIRD is prioritizing impersonal pro-sociality over interpersonal relationships. Impersonal psychology includes inclinations to trust strangers or cooperating with anonymous others. Another big one is having high levels of individualism, meaning a focus on the self and one’s attributes. This is often accompanied by tendencies toward self-enhancement and overconfidence. WEIRD people also rely heavily on analytic thinking over more holistic approaches to problems. I’ll give you an example: Analytic thinking places people or objects into distinct categories and assigns them properties to account for their behavior. Here people get assigned preferences or personality. Particles and planets get assigned charge and gravity. On the other hand, holistic thinkers focus on relationships, context, and interaction. For example, if person A is yelling at person B, an analytical thinker might infer that person A is an angry person while a holistic thinker worries about the relationship between persons A and B. This patterning extends to mental states. WEIRD people tend to focus on people’s intentions, beliefs, and desires in judging them morally instead of emphasizing their actions. In many non-WEIRD societies, for example, the penalties for premeditated murders and accidental killings were the same while in many WEIRD societies they came to depend on the killer’s mental states, on his intentions and beliefs.These differences all have to do with the kind of worlds we grow up in, the kind of institutions we have to adapt to, the ways our families are structured, and the social and economic world we need to navigate.GAZETTE: Is that why you focused on and explored topics people are familiar with, like family, law, and religion?Credit: Farrar, Straus, and GirouxHENRICH: Exactly. The goal of the book is to explain these kinds of psychological variations. I tried to look at how different institutions beginning with the family lead to a greater trust with strangers and more individualistic thinking. I’m partially being driven by wanting to explain psychological variation and then looking at the ways that different institutions, like religions, culturally shape the kinds of psychologies that develop in different places.One of the points I want to make is a lot of the big institutions we think about, like Western law or representative government, actually flow, in part, from the way people think about the world. It wasn’t that people invented these institutions first and then they began to think about the world differently. Rather, this was a kind of evolving process where people began to think about the world a little bit differently because their families had been transformed, so they tended to adopt different kinds of laws and think about new kinds of laws to account for this. As European societies became increasingly dominated by monogamous nuclear families in the High Middle Ages, for instance, the laws being created centered increasingly on the individual and on their intentions, rights, and obligations as separate from their kin groups. Those laws then shaped the world that they subsequently grew up in even more, and you had this kind of coevolution between our psychology on one hand and our social norms and institutions on the other.GAZETTE: How did WEIRD societies originate?HENRICH: It goes back medieval European history and to a set of prohibitions, taboos, and prescriptions about the family that were developed by one particular branch of Christianity. This branch, which evolved into the Roman Catholic Church, established, during late antiquity in the early Middle Ages, a series of taboos on cousin marriage, a campaign against polygamous marriage, and new inheritance customs, where individuals could inherit as individuals rather than after someone dies having a property divided among a network of relatives or going laterally out to cousins. As a result, all of these restructured European families — from kindreds, clans, and other formations that anthropologists have documented around the world — formed into monogamous nuclear families. In the book, I provide evidence suggesting that it’s this particular family structure and variation and the variants of it that lead to particular ways of thinking that are more individualistic, analytic, and impersonal. “It can take decades, or even longer, for people to culturally adapt their norms … to these formal institutions that were imposed upon them by foreign (often colonial) powers.” Songs in the key of humanity Some musical meaning may transcend cultural boundaries and be universally human, study says Relatedlast_img read more

Hundreds Without Power In Parts Of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus Counties

first_imgRANDOLPH – Hundreds of people are without power Thursday morning in parts of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties.According to the NYSEG Outage Map, 520 customers are in the dark in parts of Cold Spring, Conewango, Napoli, Randolph and East Randolph.National Grid says residents from Gerry to Stockton are in the dark. Both companies did not report the reason power was lost.However, National Grid expects to restore service by 10:15 a.m. in Gerry and by 11:15 a.m. in Stockton. NYSEG says power should be restored by 11:15 a.m. in Cattaraugus County. MGN Image Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img

2015 GAC Crashers: Why you need to embrace them – with The Cooperative Trust’s James Marshall

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUbroadcast with Mike LawsonNearly everybody in this industry knows that credit union membership must get younger to succeed today’s average 48-year-old-or-so member. That’s why you see a flurry of Gen Y/Millennial stories and initiatives flood the industry each year.There’s one such group that annually sets the bar to new levels and that would be The Cooperative Trust’s “Crashers” who politely and with permission crash various credit union events. Its flagship crash is CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, which, unbelievably, is just around the corner. But this young group of CU professionals continue to make headlines for the industry’s persistent push to get younger.With that in mind, we invited The Cooperative Trust and lead Crasher James Marshall on the program to discuss plans and goals for crashing the 2015 GAC. In addition, we talk about why it’s so important established credit union professionals embrace these young folks for a solid exchange of ideas. We can all learn from each other to make the industry that much better. We also discuss what will be different about the Crashers’ activities at the upcoming GAC, as well as plans for the rest of the year.So if you see one of these folks, they’re the ones usually full of energy — even on the third or fourth day of the show, stop them, sit down, and get to know them. Perhaps there are ideas you can share that will benefit you and the industry as a whole. Check it to Crash the 2015 GAC continue reading »last_img read more

The missing link in CEO succession planning

first_imgCommunication strategy in CEO succession is often a critical but missing element in managing the transition of leadership. Practically, the board’s focus is on answering the question “Who should be our next CEO?” and misses an opportunity to strategically manage the communication strategy. The most effective approach is to design a strategic succession process, and communication is one step in that process.Here are some examples to illustrate the collateral damage of mismanaging communication.Brett is the EVP of a well-run organization and has been told by his CEO that he is the de facto successor. Monday morning he learns the board did an external, confidential CEO search. Brett now has a new boss and was never presented the opportunity to interview for the position.Mary is the current CEO and is developing two executives as potential CEO candidates with whom she has created the expectation that there is no need for the board to go external. The board, however, has a different agenda. Mary has done well as the CEO, but the board is reflecting that the competencies needed in the next CEO may be materially different from Mary. In the meantime, the internal candidates are being developed as a Mary look-alike. The board is not sure what it wants in a CEO, and Mary is retiring in nine months. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A virtual museum of industrial heritage of Ivanić-Grad is opening

first_imgThe industrial heritage of Ivanić-Grad in the context of wider Moslavina industrial development in Sisak and Kutina has predispositions for inclusion on European routes of industrial heritage (European routes of Industrial Heritage) so that its development and features can be observed in the European context. Find out more details about the virtual museum of industrial heritage of Ivanić-Grad HERE The project also wants to sensitize the local population to this topic in order to raise awareness of the importance of valorization of industrial heritage. Furthermore, this research opens space for reflection on models of interpretation of industrial heritage, education, promotion, sustainable management, and use in cultural tourism programs. Ivanić-Grad joins other Croatian cities (Sisak, Rijeka, Karlovac, Zagreb, Labin…) that research and present industrial heritage. “The research of the industrial heritage of Ivanić-Grad is of exceptional importance for the local community because for the first time we want to systematically research the development of industry in this area from the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century. ” stand out from the Friends of Heritage Association. Photo: Friends of Heritage Association The goal of the project is digitalization and modern interpretation of the rich industrial heritage of the city and inclusion on the European route of industrial heritage, point out the Association of Friends of Heritage, which implements the project “Industrial Heritage Ivanić-Grad” which opens the Virtual Museum of Industrial Heritage Ivanić-Grad. The Friends of Heritage Association announces that next year they plan to continue researching industrial materials and the possibility of interpreting industrial heritage, creating thematic tours for visitors to the city, interactive workshops for children and other modern educational content. Namely, a virtual museum of industrial heritage of Ivanić-Grad will open in Ivanić-Grad on Monday. last_img read more

Would you like fresh fruit with that?

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50Fancy a new Hamptons-style townhouse and six months worth of free fruit and vegetables to alleviate the financial pressure?A five-townhouse development at Moorooka, each with three bedrooms, has been built on an elevated 810sq m block with views out to the city and Archerfield, which is rare for the area. 1-5/10 Patricia St, Moorooka. Photo: SuppliedKnown as Lalola, developer Tim Symonds, of Symonds Development, is offering buyers an incentive – six months of free fruit and vegetables from Superior Fruit at Graceville.“Fresh ingredients are often some of the most expensive items on the shopping list. Not only does this give back to the community by supporting local business it also helps buyers be alleviating some of the financial pressure while they are settling into their new home,” Mr Symonds said.“It creates a culture of togetherness and belonging and also provides a point of difference in what is an extremely competitive market.” Mr Symonds said an old complex with flats was on the site prior to the construction of Lalola.“It was an asbestos haven,” he said.“It was just falling apart.” With Moorooka’s demographic changing, Mr Symonds said he was seeing a lot of young professionals looking to purchase in the area given its proximity to Brisbane CBD (8km).“In turn this is affecting the types of properties within the area as many of these couples are buying to either renovate older properties or to build new family homes,” he said.“Our target market is downsizers and first homebuyers looking for low maintenance entry level property without having to forgo high end finishes.” Each of the townhouses take advantage of the Queensland climate with open plan living on the lower level flowing out on to large outdoor entertaining areas. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoMr Symonds said the upper level was complete with three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, and a family bathroom with a bath. The master bedroom features an oversized ensuite and air conditioning. Ray White Sherwood selling agent Michael Nolan said the drawcard to the development was it’s style and design.“It’s a boutique complex and nothing like this has been done in Moorooka before,” Mr Nolan said.*** Lalolacenter_img The Hamptons-style development features two free standing properties at the front of the complex. And there . There are elevated views from every residence.All residences are double-storey to take advantage of the elevated views. Developer: Timothy Symonds, Symonds Development Price: $550,000 – $600,000 A ddress: 1-5/10 Patricia St, MoorookaThe developer of this new pet-friendly Moorooka project is offering buyers an incentive they will certainly enjoy.last_img read more

Relieved US athletes welcome Olympic postponement

first_imgOlympic champion Katie Ledecky has struggled to find a pool to train in during the coronavirus outbreak“Straight up I’m tired of hearing I’m sorry like my puppy just died,” Lyles wrote on Twitter. “We will overcome this like everything else and then go win the Gold in 2021!”US sprint star Allyson Felix, whose six Olympic golds are the most for any female track and field athlete, said the delay won’t halt her bid for a last share of Games glory.“I am not sure what the future holds, but my goals have not changed,” she wrote in an article posted on“I still hope to experience the feeling of standing on that podium in 2021 and I hope my journey to try to get back there will inspire you to keep moving forward.”In a later interview with NBC, Lyles said the safety of athletes was paramount.“The last thing we want is for anybody to get sick,” Lyles told NBC. “I can train for another year, but if the whole world goes through a crisis and everybody gets sick, we won’t have an Olympics at all.”Lyles had already achieved a qualifying standard to compete in Tokyo. But the 22-year-old believes many athletes would have missed out through not being able to train properly had the games gone ahead.“It would have been very hard for a lot of us to even get a qualifying time,” he said.Ledecky described an increasingly fraught hunt for facilities after her regular training pool at Stanford was closed.She went seven days without putting a toe in the water, and finally swam over the weekend in a private pool in someone’s backyard.“At certain points there were times we didn’t know if cancellation was still on the table or if there could be a postponement until the end of this year or some other time,” she told The Washington Post. “It’s good to have clarity now.– ‘Sneaking around’ –Ledecky’s US swimming teammate Nathan Adrian spoke of mixed emotions after learning of the postponement.“Disappointment, obviously, because we’d be training for four years…but then the other side of the coin is relief,” said Adrian, 31, who had been targeting a fourth Olympic Games appearance.Adrian, who underwent surgery for testicular cancer last year, is from Washington state, the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the US.“My parents are still up there along with my brother and sister. And my parents are in the risk category. I feel guilty if I’m trying to go out and train, sneaking around trying to find a gray area that allows me to get into a pool or lift some weights,” he told NBC. Track and field star Noah Lyles – the reigning 200m world champion – had been denied regular access to a running track. Instead Lyles, who suffers from allergies and asthma, had been forced to train in a Florida park. Lyles and Ledecky’s problems had become all too common for US athletes, who found themselves torn between the need to comply with local regulations restricting non-essential movement while simultaneously sticking to training regimens designed to help them prepare for Tokyo. Lyles had no reservations about the decision to postpone the Games – and vowed to be ready for Tokyo in 2021. – ‘Safety first’ – Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next yearOther athletes took a defiant stance, immediately turning their attention to a Tokyo Olympics sometime in 2021.“We train hard. We put our blood, sweat and tears into this,” said Emma Coburn, the 2017 women’s steeplechase world champion. “Our dreams are not cancelled, they are just postponed.”Rai Benjamin, the 400m hurdles silver medalist at last year’s World Championships, acknowledged disappointment in a social media post.“This was THE year. The work, the sacrifice, the determination, but I understand,” Benjamin wrote. “Everyone stay safe and Tokyo we’ll see you soon.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img United States athletes welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, exhaling a collective sigh of relief tinged with disappointment as they began to set their sights on 2021. 200m world champion Noah Lyles is already looking forward to a rescheduled Tokyo Olympics The deadly coronavirus pandemic has swept into all 50 states of America, leaving US athletes’ years of carefully choreographed Olympic training plans in tatters. Powerhouse swimmer Katie Ledecky, expected to be one of the stars of the Tokyo Games, had been left without a pool to train in as restrictions in California shut down the Stanford University facilities.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Start Season With Wins Over Lady Mowhawks

first_imgThe Batesville 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs notched their first win of the season last night 29-9 over Waldron.The Bulldogs played lock down defense all night, and the win was a complete team effort. Emma Weiler (8 points) and Makayla Granger (6 points) lead the way in scoring. Ashely Cornn (4 points), Megan Meyer (3 points), and Tiffany Hawker, Ella Wilhelm, Madelyn Pohlman, and Ava Hanson (2 points each) helped round out the scoring for the Bulldogs.We will be back in action tonight @ Milan at 5:30 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs opened their season with a 33 – 32 come from behind victory over the Waldron Lady Mohawks. The Lady Bulldogs trailed by 8 entering the 4th quarter, but outscored the Lady Mohawks 15 to 6 for the victory.The Lady Bulldogs were lead in scoring by Ashley Nobbe with 10. Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Calley Kaiser 9, Breanna Wells 5, Gabby Elston 4, Carley Pride 3, and Sarah Ripperger added 2. However, it was a TOTAL TEAM VICTORY as each Lady Bulldog dug deep, and pulled out the victory when they could of easily given up.The Lady Mohawks were lead in scoring by Shelby Fewell with 14 and Megan Bogeman with 9. The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Milan on Tuesday night to play the Indians.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Bubak wires Belleville field for fourth URSS victory of season

first_imgWilliams and Martens passed Johnson for second and third, respectively, on lap two as Bubak set sail on the rest of the field. Bubak cruises the distance to claim his series-leading fourth fea­ture victory of the season. His victory was worth $1000.  J.D. Johnson and Bubak started on the front row for the 20-lap feature with Bubak quickly taking the lead as the green flag fell. Johnson, Ty Williams, Jake Martens and Zach Blurton were the top five after the first lap was complete.   BELLEVILLE, Kan. (July 4) – Jake Bubak took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing special in Independence Day at the Belleville High Banks Speedway.   Williams was a strong second while Martens came home third. Blurton finished fourth while Tyler Drueke rounded out the top five.  By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits  Kaleb Johnson earned the feature’s Keizer Wheels hard charger award as he started 22nd and came home with a 11th-place finish. Feature results – 1. Jake Bubak; 2. Ty Williams; 3. Jake Martens; 4. Zach Blurton; 5. Tyler Drueke; 6. Jeremy Huish; 7. Toby Chapman; 8. Chad Koch; 9. Stuart Snyder; 10. Trey Gropp; 11. Kaleb Johnson; 12. Jack Potter; 13. Mike Moore; 14. Kyler Johnson; 15. Tracey Hill; 16. Shane Sundquist; 17. Monty Ferriera; 18. Brett Becker; 19. Ken Potter; 20. Aaron Ploussard; 21. Dalton Webb; 22. J.D. Johnson; 23. John Webster.last_img read more