Contemporary parasite stress curvilinearly correaltes with outgorup trust: Cross-country evidence from 2005 to 2014

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 39(5) Elsevier Published In Pages: 556-565
By Zhang, Jinguang


Using a sample of 80 countries and political regions, the present study examines the effect parasite stress has on people's trust towards ingroup and outgroup members. The findings do not offer support of there being a concave relationship between parasite stress and ingroup member trust. The results do indicate that there is a U-correlation between trusting outgroup members and parasite stress.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
World Values Survey (WVS)Previously Coded Waves 5 and 6 of the WVS

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