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

Weick, M. and Vasiljevic, M. and Uskul, A. K. and Moon, C. (2017) 'Stuck in the heat or stuck in the hierarchy? Power relations explain regional variations in violence.', Behavioral and brain sciences., 40 . e102.

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 (i.e., higher temperature; lower temperature variation) and a greater prevalence of violence and aggression (i.e., higher homicide rates).

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X1600114X
Publisher statement:This article has been published in a revised form in Behavioral and Brain Sciences https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X1600114X. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press 2017.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:18 September 2018
Date of first online publication:11 May 2017
Date first made open access:18 September 2018

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