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Accession Number ADA570653
Title Cultural Variation in Vigilance and Precaution Themes.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 14p
Personal Author E. T. Lawson
Abstract This study was intended to contribute to a better understanding of cross-cultural preoccupations with potential danger domains, specifically what variability there is within and between distinct cultural populations and if there are developmental aspects to potential danger theme preoccupations. Such understanding will then be used to support other conceptually and practically integrated projects within the greater Vigilance and Precaution Project which will further an understanding of human precautionary systems in general. In particular this study attempted to gain a better understanding of precautionary behavior within and between distinct populations with varying content of cultural forms (e.g. religious traditions, cultural rituals) by determining whether there are culturally specific precautionary preoccupations, determining how these preoccupations are acquired, learned, and calibrated, and identifying key developmental aspects of culturally specific precautionary preoccupations. The scientific object is the relative salience of potential danger domains of normal adult (16+ y/o) participant groups from South Africa and Northern Ireland. Adults will be orally presented with narrative comprehension questions and survey scales.
Keywords Behavioral sciences
Cultural differences
Ethnic groups
South africa
Threat evaluation
United kingdom

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
Corporate Author Queen's Univ., Belfast (Northern Ireland). Institute of Cognition and Culture.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 21 Jul 2009-30 Jul 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number FA8655-09-1-3105

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