8 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 11, 2016
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
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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