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  1. Historical pathogen prevalence will be negatively associated with prevalence of physical contact during greetings (4).Murray, Damian R. - The kiss of death: three tests of the relationship between disease threat an..., 2016 - 2 Variables

    In order to evaluate an adaptive justification for restriction of ritualized physical contact, the authors test association between three manifestations of physical interaction and prevalence of pathogens cross-culturally. Their expectation, supported by two of the three tested hypotheses, is that higher pathogen prevalence will lead to customs of restricted physical contact. Both cultural and biological evolution are suggested to be influential in selecting for physically intimate behaviors.

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  2. Historical pathogen prevalence will be negatively associated with prevalence of physical contact during mortuary rituals (5).Murray, Damian R. - The kiss of death: three tests of the relationship between disease threat an..., 2016 - 2 Variables

    In order to evaluate an adaptive justification for restriction of ritualized physical contact, the authors test association between three manifestations of physical interaction and prevalence of pathogens cross-culturally. Their expectation, supported by two of the three tested hypotheses, is that higher pathogen prevalence will lead to customs of restricted physical contact. Both cultural and biological evolution are suggested to be influential in selecting for physically intimate behaviors.

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  3. Pathogen prevalence will be negatively associated with within-population dispositional variability (321-322).Murray, Damian R. - On the origins of cultural differences in conformity: Four tests of the path..., 2011 - 2 Variables

    The authors contribute to a growing body of theory which posits cultural differences as a result of variable pathogen prevalence by testing the relationship between pathogen richness and various measures of conformity in a cross-regional sample. After controlling for confounds such as life expectancy, GDP, population density, arable land area, and agricultural labor force, the authors suggest that conformity is emphasized to varying degrees in response to the increased vulnerability to pathogens generally associated with deviation from normative social conduct.

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  4. Pathogen prevalence will be negatively associated with percentage of left-handed people (322).Murray, Damian R. - On the origins of cultural differences in conformity: Four tests of the path..., 2011 - 2 Variables

    The authors contribute to a growing body of theory which posits cultural differences as a result of variable pathogen prevalence by testing the relationship between pathogen richness and various measures of conformity in a cross-regional sample. After controlling for confounds such as life expectancy, GDP, population density, arable land area, and agricultural labor force, the authors suggest that conformity is emphasized to varying degrees in response to the increased vulnerability to pathogens generally associated with deviation from normative social conduct.

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  5. Pathogen prevalence will be positively associated with conformity effect size (321).Murray, Damian R. - On the origins of cultural differences in conformity: Four tests of the path..., 2011 - 2 Variables

    The authors contribute to a growing body of theory which posits cultural differences as a result of variable pathogen prevalence by testing the relationship between pathogen richness and various measures of conformity in a cross-regional sample. After controlling for confounds such as life expectancy, GDP, population density, arable land area, and agricultural labor force, the authors suggest that conformity is emphasized to varying degrees in response to the increased vulnerability to pathogens generally associated with deviation from normative social conduct.

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  6. Pathogen prevalence will be positively associated with percentage of society which prioritizes obedience (321).Murray, Damian R. - On the origins of cultural differences in conformity: Four tests of the path..., 2011 - 2 Variables

    The authors contribute to a growing body of theory which posits cultural differences as a result of variable pathogen prevalence by testing the relationship between pathogen richness and various measures of conformity in a cross-regional sample. After controlling for confounds such as life expectancy, GDP, population density, arable land area, and agricultural labor force, the authors suggest that conformity is emphasized to varying degrees in response to the increased vulnerability to pathogens generally associated with deviation from normative social conduct.

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  7. The romantic-sexual kiss is not a human universal.Jankowiak, William - Is the romantic-sexual kiss a near human universal?, 2015 - 1 Variables

    The authors examine a world-wide sample of cultures to assess whether the romantic-sexual kiss is a human universal. They also test for an association between romantic-sexual kissing and social complexity.

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  8. Pathogen stress will independently predict authoritarian governance when controlling for malnutrition, famine, and warfare in the cross-cultural sample (5).Murray, Damian R. - Pathogens and politics: further evidence that parasite prevalence predicts a..., 2013 - 5 Variables

    This article employs cross-national and cross-cultural methods to investigate whether pathogen stress is a direct determinant of authoritarianism. The study controls on other factors such as famine, warfare, and malnutrition and evaluates alternative causal models.

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  9. Individuals' inclination towards authoritarian personality will be predicted by pathogen prevalence in the home country (3-4).Murray, Damian R. - Pathogens and politics: further evidence that parasite prevalence predicts a..., 2013 - 6 Variables

    This article employs cross-national and cross-cultural methods to investigate whether pathogen stress is a direct determinant of authoritarianism. The study controls on other factors such as famine, warfare, and malnutrition and evaluates alternative causal models.

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  10. There will be a relationship between the romantic-sexual kiss and social complexity.Jankowiak, William - Is the romantic-sexual kiss a near human universal?, 2015 - 2 Variables

    The authors examine a world-wide sample of cultures to assess whether the romantic-sexual kiss is a human universal. They also test for an association between romantic-sexual kissing and social complexity.

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