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  1. The incidence of suicide will be associated with the need for achievement (161).Lester, David - National motives and psychogenic death rates, 1968 - 2 Variables

    This study investigates possible relationships between the need for achievement and power (as measured in folktales) with rates of suicide and homicide in preindustrial societies. Analysis suggests that homicide is not associated with either the need for achievement or power, but suicide is positively associated with the need for power.

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  2. "The incidence of suicide . . . was significantly correlated with the need for power . . ." (1260)Lester, David - National motives and psychogenic death rates, 1968 - 2 Variables

    This study investigates possible relationships between the need for achievement and power (as measured in folktales) with rates of suicide and homicide in preindustrial societies. Analysis suggests that homicide is not associated with either the need for achievement or power, but suicide is positively associated with the need for power.

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  3. Societies that are high on the impulsive power scale will be more likely to have individuals act vigorously and attempt to impact others in folktales (84)Wanner, Eric - Power and inhibition: a revision of the magical potency theory, 1972 - 2 Variables

    This book chapter (4) follows up suggestions from a previous chapter (3) by McClelland et.al. that in non-solidary societies heavy drinking is associated with conflict about personal power and alcohol provides a way of acting out impulses aimed at impacting others. Support was found for this theory using an analysis of words in folktales.

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  4. Population size will have an influence on cultural complexity as measured by the number of traits in "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The tale of the kind and the unkind girls"Acerbi, Alberto - Cultural complexity and demography: The case of folktakes, 2017 - 3 Variables

    Acerbi, Kendal, and Tehrani examine the relationship between population size and cultural complexity as measured by a non-technological cultural domain: folktales. Three measures of complexity for folktales are analyzed, 1) number of tale types, 2) number of narrative motifs, and 3) number of traits in variants of two international folktales. Findings suggest that the relationship between cultural complexity and population may depend on the domain, as different domains vary in cultural maintenance and transmission.

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  5. Population size will have an influence on cultural complexity as measured by the number of narrative motifs in folk tales of magicAcerbi, Alberto - Cultural complexity and demography: The case of folktakes, 2017 - 2 Variables

    Acerbi, Kendal, and Tehrani examine the relationship between population size and cultural complexity as measured by a non-technological cultural domain: folktales. Three measures of complexity for folktales are analyzed, 1) number of tale types, 2) number of narrative motifs, and 3) number of traits in variants of two international folktales. Findings suggest that the relationship between cultural complexity and population may depend on the domain, as different domains vary in cultural maintenance and transmission.

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  6. A test for association between the suicide rate and fear of death found no supportLester, David - The fear of death in primitive societies, 1975 - 2 Variables

    This study tests for potential correlates of the fear of death in non-literate societies. Significant associations were found between the use of love-oriented techniques for punishment and a fear of death and a high need to achieve and a fear of death.

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  7. "There is a relationship between strategic outcomes in [folk] tales and reward for obedience" (193)Roberts, John M. - Strategy in games and folk tales, 1963 - 2 Variables

    This study investigates the strategic mode of competition in both games of strategy and folk talkes. Various significant relationships between games of strategy, folktales, social complexity, and child rearing variables are observed.

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  8. There will be an independent effect of vertical transmission down language lineages after controlling for horizontal transmission between groups (49).Ross, Robert M. - Folktale transmission in the arctic provides evidence for high bandwidth soc..., 2016 - 3 Variables

    The myths, legends, and folktales of nearby groups tend to more alike than those of more distant groups. Three competing models attempt to explain this distribution of cultural traits: (1) vertical transmission, (2) horizontal transmission, and (3) independent innovation. The authors examine 18 Arctic hunter-gatherer groups to quantify the extent to which geographic distance, cultural ancestry, and effective population size predict overlap in folktale inventories.

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  9. Environmental unpredictability will be positively associated with capricious aggression in folktales (475)Cohen, Alex - A cross-cultural study of the effects of environmental unpredictability on a..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    Using a psychoanalytic-materialist approach, the author examines the possible effects of environmental unpredictability on the prevalence of unprovoked aggression by characters in folktales.

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  10. Environmental unpredictability is positively associated with the response of submission/flight to acts of capricious aggression in folktales (478)Cohen, Alex - A cross-cultural study of the effects of environmental unpredictability on a..., 1990 - 2 Variables

    Using a psychoanalytic-materialist approach, the author examines the possible effects of environmental unpredictability on the prevalence of unprovoked aggression by characters in folktales.

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