Climato-economic livability predicts societal collectivism and political autocracy better than parasitic stress does

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A 121-nation study of societal collectivism and a 174-nation study of political autocracy show that parasitic stress does not account for any variation in these components of culture once the interactive impacts of climatic demands and income resources have been accounted for. Climato-economic livability is a viable rival explanation for the reported effects of parasitic stress on culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-95
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2012

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