Supernatural punishment and individual social compliance across cultures
Religion, Brain & Behavior • Vol/Iss. 1 (2) • Routledge • • Published In • Pages: 119-134 •
By Bourrat, Pierrick , Atkinson, Quentin D. , Dunbar, Robin I.M.
Community size will be positively correlated with the prevalence of societal belief in supernatural punishment.
“Theories of witchcraft”, “high gods” and “evil-eye-rating” were supported (p< .05, tau-b >.213), but did not remain significant after controlling for region, religion, or contact with other societies.
|Kendall's tau||Not supported||p<.01||b<.057||Two-tailed|
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Community Size||Dependent||Community Structure|
|Fear of punishment||Independent||Social Control, Sorcery, Spirits And Gods|