Topic for this meet-up will be the paper by Jonathan Schulz et al. discussing possible origins of WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich & Democratic) psychology being tied to the Catholic Church’s restructuring of norms surrounding kin marriage.
If you’re going to just read one thing, read Tanner Greer’s blog post on The American Conservative.
Tanner Greer’s blog post breaking down the theory and the study:
The Origins of WEIRD Psychology [Paper]:
Two Scholar’s Stage posts discussing the paper:
Critical Twitter thread: