White, gray, and black domains of cultural adaptations to climato-economic conditions

Evert Van de Vliert*

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Abstract

Forty-nine commentators have reviewed the theory that needs-based stresses and freedoms are shaped differently in threatening, comforting, and challenging climato-economic habitats. Their commentaries cover the white domain, where the theory does apply (e.g., happiness, collectivism, and democracy), the gray domain, where it may or may not apply (e.g., personality traits and creativity), and the black domain, where it does not apply (e.g., human intelligence and gendered culture). This response article provides clarifications, recommendations, and expectations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-521
Number of pages19
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2013

Keywords

  • NATIONAL CHARACTER
  • COLLECTIVISM
  • ROOTS
  • INTERVENTION
  • TEMPERATURE
  • STEREOTYPES
  • COUNTRIES
  • PATTERNS
  • STRESS
  • POORER

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