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