Undark Magazine published a story about how psychology researchers, almost a decade after Henrich et al.'s landmark WEIRD paper, are dealing (or not dealing) with questions of diversity, representation, and generalizability. This article features comments from Dr. Henrich and other scientists who are working on the push for cross-cultural samples. Read the article here: https://undark.org/2020/01/20/psychology-bias-western/
“If the authors are right, or even in the vicinity of being right, it couldn’t be bigger,” says Stephen Stich, a philosopher and cognitive scientist at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who wasn’t involved in the work. “What they are offering to explain is the emergence of democratic institutions, of individualism in the West.”
In what may come as a surprise to freethinkers and nonconformists happily defying social conventions these days in New York City, Paris, Sydney and other centers of Western culture, Dr. Henrich and collegaues' study traces the origins of...
Sumitra Selvaraj is a Radio Presenter and Producer on BFM’s The Bigger Picture, where she enjoys having conversations on topics ranging from actuarial science to zoology. Dr. Henrich was featured in a segment titled, "Live & Learn," where he discussed how humans are able to learn and evolve as a species, leading to the accumulation of intellect and technologies. You can listen to the interview... Read more about Interview with BFM 89.9 (Sumitra Selvaraj)
Dr. Henrich and colleagues' new study on the impact of war on religiousity was featured in The Harvard Gazette, Science & Technology. Read Dr. Henrich's comments and important takeaways on the article ... Read more about Feature in The Harvard Gazette
How should autonomous vehicles make moral decisions? Dr. Henrich interviewed with CIFAR News to discuss recent findings from the Moral Machine, which reveals global variation in such moral decisions. Read the article here. Read more about Interview at CIFAR News
Dr. Henrich was invited to conclude the UBS Forum for Economic Dialogue - Is culture key? with the Zurich Lecture of Economics in Society. He explains how from the ashes of intensive kinship new forms of social organization emerged, leading to market integration and impersonal prosociality. Watch the talk here. You can also access a video of the same talk but of just the PowerPoint slides ...