Contemporary parasite stress curvilinearly correaltes with outgorup trust: Cross-country evidence from 2005 to 2014

Evolution and Human Behavior Vol/Iss. 39(5) Elsevier Published In Pages: 556-565
By Zhang, Jinguang


There will be a U-shaped correlation between outgroup member trust and parasite stress.


Both the linear and curvilinear correlations were significant. The curvilinear shape was also U-shaped.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Linear and curvilinear correlationsSupportedlinear correlation: p = .018; curvilinear correlation: p < .001linear correlation: b = -.22; curvilinear correlation: b = .50UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Parasite Stress AssociationFauna, Morbidity
Outgroup Trust AssociationSocial Relationships And Groups