Social resilience to climate-related disasters in ancient societies: a test of two hypotheses

Santa Fe Institute Published In Pages: 1-35
By Peregrine, Peter N.


Societies with tighter adherence to social norms are more resilient to catastrophic climate-related disasters


Correlations between the looseness-tightness index and dependent variables are: change in population (r=.051, p<.418), change in health (r=.001, p<.499), change in conflict (r=.275, p<.151), change in household organization (r=-.127, p<.292), change in village organization (r=.120, p<.297), change in regional organization (r=.229, p<.153), change in ritual architecture and organization (r=.379, p<.041). Results suggest that "adherence to social norms does not appear to provide meaningful resilience to climate-related disasters (p.13)."


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
CorrelationNot SupportedMultiple p-valuesMultiple Pearson's R ValuesUNKNOWN