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Hum Nat. 2013 Mar;24(1):1-4. doi: 10.1007/s12110-013-9161-4.

Introduction to "coping with environmental risk and uncertainty: individual and cultural responses".

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  • 1Human Relations Area Files, Yale University, 755 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA. carol.ember@yale.edu

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The papers in this special issue of Human Nature collectively consider societal and individual responses to a wide variety of environmental and social risks. The first paper considers societal level effects of pathogen risk on collectivism and conformity, avoidance of outsiders, and in-group loyalty in a worldwide cross-cultural sample. The second deals with societal-level effects of resource unpredictability on the nature and conduct of warfare in eastern Africa. The third deals with effects of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and mediating factors on individual perceptions of risk in Mexico and Ecuador. The final paper deals with effects of various types of father absence on women's reproductive life histories in Bangladesh.

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