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Southern vs Northern culture

2013-04-01 17:35:04.496651+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Insult, Aggression, and the Southern Culture of Honor: An "Experimental Ethnography, Dov Cohen, Richard E. Nisbett, Brian F. Bowdle, Norbert Schwarz (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology May 1996 Vol. 70, No. 5, 945-960):

The findings of the present experiments are consistent with survey and archival data showing that the South possesses a version of the culture of honor. Southerners and northerners who were not insulted were indistinguishable on most measures, with the exception that control southerners appeared somewhat more polite and deferential on behavioral measures than did control northerners. However, insult dramatically changed this picture. After the affront, southern participants differed from northern participants in several important cognitive, emotional, physiological, and behavioral respects.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-01 18:09:36.693626+00 by: Larry Burton

So the Southerners acted more appropriately to an aggressor is what it sounds like to me. ;)