Joseph Henrich

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Joseph Henrich is a professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology of the Harvard University. He held the Canada Research Chair in Culture, Cognition and Coevolution at the University of British Columbia, where he was a professor in the departments of psychology and economics. He was previously on the faculty at Emory University in the Department of Anthropology.[1]

Henrich earned a Master's degree and a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He also holds bachelor degrees in anthropology and aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame, earned in 1991.

His research areas include: cultural learning, the evolution of cooperation, social stratification, prestige and the evolution of economic decision-making and religious beliefs.


  1. ^ Joseph Henrich Archived 2015-11-04 at the Wayback Machine., University of British Columbia Faculty profile.

Selected publications[edit]


  • Henrich, Joseph; Bowles, Samuel; Boyd, Robert; Camerer, Colin; Fehr, Ernst; Gintis, Herbert (2004). Foundations of human sociality: economic experiments and ethnographic evidence from fifteen small-scale societies. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199262052.
  • Henrich, Joseph; Henrich, Natalie (2007). Why humans cooperate. Oxford.
  • Henrich, Joseph; Ensminger, Jean (2014). Experimenting with social norms. Russell Sage Foundation Press.
  • Henrich, Joseph (2016). The Secret of Our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating our Species, and Making us Smarter. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691166858.

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