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Climatic Warmth and National Wealth

Title: Climatic Warmth and National Wealth: Some Culture-Level Determinants of National Character Stereotypes.
Name(s): McCrae, Robert R., author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
Realo, Anu, author
Allik, Jüri, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2007
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: National character stereotypes are widely shared, but do not reflect assessed levels of personality traits. In this article we present data illustrating the divergence of stereotypes and assessed personality traits in north and south Italy, test hypotheses about the associations of temperature and national wealth with national character stereotypes in 49 cultures, and explore possible links to national values and beliefs. Results suggest that warmth and wealth are common determinants of national stereotypes, but that there are also idiosyncratic influences on the perceptions of individual nations.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0026 (IID), 10.1002/per.647 (DOI)
Keywords: personality, national character, stereotypes, cross-cultural, Five-Factor Model
Note: Published in final edited form as: Eur J Pers. 2007 December 1; 21(8): 953–976. doi: 10.1002/per.647'>">10.1002/per.647
Citation: McCrae RR, Terracciano A, Realo A, & Allik J (2007). Climatic warmth and national wealth: Some culture-level determinants of national character stereotypes. European Journal of Personality, 21, 953-976.
Subject(s): Community psychology
Study and teaching
Medical sciences
Social aspects
Environmental psychology
Place attachment
Social sciences
Social interaction
Social psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: European Journal of Personality.
Issue: 8, 21

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McCrae, R. R., Terracciano, A., Realo, A., & Allik, J. (2007). Climatic Warmth and National Wealth: Some Culture-Level Determinants of National Character Stereotypes. European Journal Of Personality. Retrieved from