Valuing thinness or fatness in women: reevaluating the effect of resource scarcity

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 26 Published In Pages: 257-270
By Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin, Korotayev, Andrey V., de Munck, Victor C.


In societies where there is little or no food storage, a high threat of disasters will be associated with low valuation of fatness in women (261).


In societies with some food storage, threat of disasters has no relationship to valuation of fatness.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman’s rank-order correlationSupportedp<.05-.56Two-tailed