18: “Boy If Life Were Only Like This” (With Joe Henrich)
Joe Henrich joins the podcast to tell us that we know nothing about his work and that how we got to teach a class in anything is absolutely amazing. We continue our discussion from Episode 17 about his critique of the social and behavioral sciences in “The Weirdest People in the World” and his work in small scale societies on fairness norms. We also talk about the weird American obsession with happiness, monkeys throwing cucumbers, and why some people reject “hyper-fair” offers of more than the half the pot in the ultimatum games. Links”I happen to have Marshall Mcluhan right here.” (From Woody Allen’s Annie Hall.) Longer HD version hereJoe Henrich UBC.ca | Wikipedia The Machiguenga [wikipedia.org] Henrich on Brosnan and DeWaal’s capuchin inequity aversion study. Chicha [wikipedia.org] How much money would it take for you to kill a puppy? [liveleak.com] Relevant papers are listed in the notes for Episode 17: Learning About Bushmen from Studying Freshmen? Special Guest: Joe Henrich.