SAGE Journal Articles
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Murray, D.R., Trudeau, R., & Schaller, M. (2011). On the origins of cultural differences in conformity: Four tests of the pathogen prevalence hypothesis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 318-329. DOI: 10.1177/0146167210394451
Summary: This research examines the difference in conformity across cultures. Researchers expect that there were be greater conformity in countries where there are more pathogen-related diseases.
Questions to consider:
- Explain why researchers believe that there will be greater conformity in countries where more pathogen-related diseases are present.
- Describe the four different tests of the hypothesis.
- What are the additional causal variables described in their results?
- The authors describe how their results relate to behavioral genetics. Describe the relationship.