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  1. The incidence of homicide will be associated with the need for achievement and the need for power (161).Lester, David - National motives and psychogenic death rates, 1968 - 3 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. 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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  4. "The aggressive behaviors of nonliterate societies, as manifested in their suicide and homicide rates… will be inversely associated with love-oriented techniques of discipline" (466).Lester, David - Suicide, homicide, and the effects of socialization, 1967 - 3 Variables

    This study tests for an association between displays of aggression and socialization techniques in preindustrial societies. Analysis suggests there is no relationship between discipline techniques and homicidal or suicidal behavior.

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  5. "The prediction was that a high incidence of suicide would be associated with a low fear of the dead" (207)Lester, David - The incidence of suicide and the fear of the dead in non-literate societies, 1971 - 2 Variables

    This study tests for an association between suicide rates and cultural fear of the dead. Tests do not support a significant relationship.

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  6. "Evidence was found . . . for an association between a high need to achieve and a high fear of death" (229)Lester, 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. "Evidence was found for an association between use of love-oriented techniques of punishment and a high fear of death" (229)Lester, 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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  8. Social drinking will correlate positively with the fantasy themes of sex, aggression, and change of state.McClelland, David C. - A cross-cultural study of folk-tale content and drinking, 1972 - 4 Variables

    This book chapter tests new and pre-existing theories (Horton, Field, Bacon et al.) for the cause of variation in drinking across cultures. Folktale content is used to test psychological variables more directly than has been done previously. Folktale content is analyzed programmatically with an acknowledged error level of up to one-third. Results lend support to Field's 1962 theory that loose social organization facilitates drinking.

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  9. ". . . There is no evidence that mutilation behaviors in primitive societies are related to the incidence of suicide in those societies" (802)Lester, David - Suicide and mutilation behaviors in non-literate societies, 1971 - 2 Variables

    This paper tests for a relationship between practices of mutilation and self-torture and the incidence of suicidal behavior in preindustrial, nonliterate societies. Several hypotheses are tested but none supported.

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  10. ". . . A significant relationship exists between n Achievement level in folk tales and presence or absence of full-time entrepreneurial activity in the culture" (67)McClelland, David C. - The achieving society, 1961 - 2 Variables

    The cross-cultural test on preindustrial societies is a very minor part of a larger work testing the theory that a psychological factor--need for achievement--plays a large role in understanding economic growth and decline. Most of the work focuses on countries and complex societies in the historical past.

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