A cross-cultural study of some supernatural beliefs

Cross-Cultural Approaches HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: 196-206
By Spiro, Melford E., D'Andrade, Roy G.


This article examines the relationship between child training and supernatural beliefs. The authors develop a schema delineating the role of the supernatural in nurturance and punishment; ten hypotheses associating the role of the supernatural with various child training practices are tested. Several are confirmed.


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