God's punishment and public goods

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 16 Published In Pages: 410-446
By Johnson, Dominic D.P.


This study tests the relationship between supernatural punishment (indexed by the importance of moralizing "high gods") and several proxy measures of cooperation. Results suggest that the presence of high gods is associated with money and credit, credit source, community size, jurisdictional hierarchy beyond the local community, and sanctions.


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Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Other Researchers

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