Patterns of charaterization in folktales across geographical regions and levels of cultural complexity: literature as a neglected source of quantitative data

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 14 Published In Pages: 365-382
By Gottschall, Jonathan, Berkey, Rachel, Cawson, Mitchell, Drown, Carly, Fleischner, Matthew, Glotzbecker, Melissa, Kernan, Kimberly, Magnan, Tyler, Muse, Kate, Ogburn, Celeste, Patterson, Stephen, Skeels, Christopher, St. Joseph, Stephanie, Weeks, Shawna, Welsh, Alison, Welch, Erin


Both male and female protagonists will be altruistic towards their kin (375).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of percentagesSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Kin Directed AltruismDependentKinship