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  1. Number of animal food taboos and intensity of taboos will be associated with measures of animal food in the diet (3)Human Relations Area Files - A cross-cultural study of protein consumption: the role of cultural taboos i..., 1961 - 2 Variables

    This study was designed to determine whether there is a significant correlation between the number (or intensity) of restrictions on consumption of animal protein and a low level of animal protein. Findings do not support a correlation.

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  2. Various socio-economic variables (agricultural dependence, fixity of settlement, community size, population density, and class stratification) will predict political complexity (279).Hill, Kim - Political institutionalization in primitive societies: a hologeistic analysis, 1979 - 6 Variables

    This study examines socio-economic predictors of political complexity. Findings suggest that class stratification is the most significant predictor of political complexity.

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  3. Loss of food supplies due to unpredictable natural disasters will be associated with nomadic animal husbandry (99-100).Korotayev, Andrey V. - Unilocal residence and unilineal descent: a reconsideration, 2004 - 2 Variables

    This study focuses on the development of unilineal descent, reviewing previous theories and testing additional factors to explain the relationship between unilineal descent and unilocal residence. Results suggest four key factors leading to a low association between these two variables: insufficient alternatives to unilocal residence rule, instability of communal composition, absence of sedentary settlement pattern, and small average community size. A model linking all variables from the paper is presented.

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  4. The presence of priests will be positively associated with political integration and the presence of agriculture (345).Winkelman, Michael James - Shamans and other "magico-religious" healers: a cross-cultural study of thei..., 1990 - 3 Variables

    This article examines shamans and other types of magico-religious healers. Agriculture and political integration are suggested to influence the transformation of shamans into shaman/healers, healers, or possession-trance mediums.

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  5. A community's mode of production will determine its level of political integration (448).Koch, Klaus-Friedrich - Political and psychological correlates of conflict management: a cross-cultu..., 1976 - 2 Variables

    This study examines predictors of the type of conflict management used at the community level. Results suggest that level of political integration is associated with mode of conflict management.

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  6. The presence of shaman/healers will be positively associated with a major reliance on agriculture as a food source (328).Winkelman, Michael James - Shamans and other "magico-religious" healers: a cross-cultural study of thei..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    This article examines shamans and other types of magico-religious healers. Agriculture and political integration are suggested to influence the transformation of shamans into shaman/healers, healers, or possession-trance mediums.

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  7. Societies that practice agriculture will be more technologically advanced, have greater population densities, operate in environments that are richer and more amenable to agriculture, and will be closer to the Fertile Crescent and/or another original hearth of agriculture (267).Baker, Matthew - A structural model of the transition to agriculture, 2008 - 5 Variables

    This article presents a representative theoretical model of the transition to agriculture. Empirical results from a cross-cultural sample provide support for the model. Results suggest that agriculture is associated with population density, technological sophistication, environment, and proximity to agricultural hearths, such as the Fertile Crescent.

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  8. Controlling for sustenance from hunting and fishing, the number of jurisdictional levels will be related to trance (270).Swanson, Guy E. - Trance and possession: studies of charismatic influence, 1978 - 3 Variables

    This study examines correlates of trance and possession in pre-industrial societies. Results suggest that the presence of trance/possession is associated with subsistence, number of jurisdictional levels, and community decision-making.

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  9. The cultural differences in the extent to which physical punishment is employed in socialization is related to cultural differences in the extent to which conformity and self-reliance are differentially valued (132-133).Petersen, Larry R. - Social structure, socialization values, and disciplinary techniques: a cross..., 1982 - 6 Variables

    This article focuses on the relationship between the use of physical punishment during child socialization and the amount of supervision that adults experience. The authors analyze data using a path analysis which suggests that the greater the valuation of conformity relative to self-reliance, the greater the use of physical punishment during child socialization. Precursors of conformity are also suggested.

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  10. "The table shows that nuclear household societies with a high degree of complexity do not involve their women in subsistence pursuits, and at the same time employ Type II instruction [deliberate instruction by non-kin without change of residence]; it shows the reverse for nuclear societies with low complexity" (332)Herzog, John D. - Deliberate instruction and household structure: a cross-cultural study, 1962 - 4 Variables

    This study examines relationships among the instruction of children, household type and size, and political integration. Particular attention is paid to type of instruction--whether the instructor is kin or non-kin, and whether the instruction requires a change in the child's residence. Different types of instruction are theorized to solve problems for children in different household types (e.g. children in mother-child households experience gender identity conflict, and so leave their houses for instruction from non-kin). The causality between instruction and societal complexity is also discussed.

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