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Stuck in the heat or stuck in the hierarchy? Power relations explain regional variations in violence

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Title
Stuck in the heat or stuck in the hierarchy? Power relations explain regional variations in violence
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Behavioral & Brain Sciences, May 2017
DOI 10.1017/s0140525x1600114x
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Mario Weick, Milica Vasiljevic, Ayse K. Uskul, Chanki Moon

Abstract

We contend that an ecological account of violence and aggression requires consideration of societal and cultural settings. Focusing on hierarchical relations, we argue countries with higher (vs. lower) power distance are, on average, located closer to the equator, have more challenging climates (e.g., higher temperature; lower temperature variation), and have a greater prevalence of violence and aggression (e.g., higher homicide rates).

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Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 50%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 50%
Environmental Science 1 25%
Psychology 1 25%