The relationship between use of alcohol and thematic content of folktales in primitive societies

The General Inquirer Vol/Iss. n.a. M.I.T. Press Cambridge Published In Pages: 569-588
By Kalin, Rudolph, Davis, William N., McClelland, David C.


The authors of the present study investigate the psychological correlates of heavy drinking by using thematic content of folktales as a reflection of the cognitive processes of people in a given society. Subsequently, thematic variables are compared to ethnographic ratings in order to better understand how and if thought and reality correlate. Results are examined in the context of previous findings by other researchers, namely D. Horton (1943).


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
OtherFolktale collections
Ethnographic Atlas (EA)

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