Does Distance from the Equator Predict Self-Control? Lessons from the Human Penguin Project

8 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2016  

Hans IJzerman

University of Virginia

Marija Čolić

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

Marie Hennecke

University of Zurich - Department of Psychology

Youngki Hong

University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Chuan-Peng Hu

Tsinghua University - Department of Psychology

Jennifer Joy-Gaba

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

Dušanka Lazarević

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Sport and Physical Education

Ljiljana B. Lazarević

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Philosophy

Michal Parzuchowski

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus in Sopot

Kyle G. Ratner

University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

T.W. Schubert

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Astrid Schutz

University of Bamberg - Faculty of Human Sciences

Darko Stojilović

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Philosophy

Sophia Christin Weissgerber

University of Kassel - Department of Psychology

Janis Zickfeld

University of Oslo - Department of Psychology

Siegwart M. Lindenberg

University of Groningen - Department of Sociology; Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research (TIBER); Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Date Written: August 11, 2016

Abstract

We comment on the proposition “that lower temperatures and especially greater seasonal variation in temperature calls for individuals and societies to adopt…a greater degree of self-control”, for which we cannot find empirical support in a large dataset with data-driven analyses. After providing more nuance in our theoretical review, we suggest revisiting their model with an eye to the social determinants of self-control.

Keywords: Self Control, Equator Distance, Climate, Supervised Machine Learning

Suggested Citation

IJzerman, Hans and Čolić, Marija and Hennecke, Marie and Hong, Youngki and Hu, Chuan-Peng and Joy-Gaba, Jennifer and Lazarević, Dušanka and Lazarević, Ljiljana B. and Parzuchowski, Michal and Ratner, Kyle G. and Schubert, T.W. and Schutz, Astrid and Stojilović, Darko and Weissgerber, Sophia Christin and Zickfeld, Janis and Lindenberg, Siegwart M., Does Distance from the Equator Predict Self-Control? Lessons from the Human Penguin Project (August 11, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2821804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2821804

Hans IJzerman (Contact Author)

University of Virginia ( email )

Gilmer Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904
United States

Marija Čolić

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Sport and Physical Education ( email )

Blagoja Parovića 156
Belgrade, 11030
Serbia

Marie Hennecke

University of Zurich - Department of Psychology ( email )

Binzmuehlestrasse 14/6
Zurich, 8050
Switzerland

Youngki Hong

University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( email )

Santan Barbara, CA
United States

Chuan-Peng Hu

Tsinghua University - Department of Psychology ( email )

Haidian District
Beijing, 100084
China

Jennifer Joy-Gaba

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) ( email )

1015 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
United States

Dušanka Lazarević

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Sport and Physical Education ( email )

Blagoja Parovića 156
Belgrade, 11030
Serbia

Ljiljana B. Lazarević

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Philosophy ( email )

18-20 Čika Ljubina Street
Faculty of Philosophy Old Building
Belgrade, 11000
Serbia

Michal Parzuchowski

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Campus in Sopot ( email )

Polna 16/20
Sopot, 81-745
Poland

HOME PAGE: http://www.swps.pl

Kyle G. Ratner

University of California, Santa Barbara - Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( email )

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

Thomas W. Schubert

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Astrid Schutz

University of Bamberg - Faculty of Human Sciences ( email )

Markusplatz 3
Bamberg, D-96045
Germany

Darko Stojilović

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Philosophy ( email )

18-20 Čika Ljubina Street
Faculty of Philosophy Old Building
Belgrade, 11000
Serbia

Sophia Christin Weissgerber

University of Kassel - Department of Psychology ( email )

Holländische Str. 36- 38
Kassel, 34127
Germany

Janis Zickfeld

University of Oslo - Department of Psychology ( email )

Forskningsveien 3A
Oslo, 0373
Norway

Siegwart M. Lindenberg

University of Groningen - Department of Sociology ( email )

Groningen
Netherlands

Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Behavioral Economics Research (TIBER) ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences ( email )

Amsterdam, 1000 GC
Netherlands

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