Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-55b6f6c457-ln9sz Total loading time: 0.293 Render date: 2021-09-28T02:55:50.015Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

Immigration, parasitic infection, and United States religiosity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2012

Jaimie N. Wall
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Oakland University, Pryale Hall, Rochester, MI 48309. jnwall@oakland.edu shackelf@oakland.edu http://www.ToddKShackelford.com
Todd K. Shackelford
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Oakland University, Pryale Hall, Rochester, MI 48309. jnwall@oakland.edu shackelf@oakland.edu http://www.ToddKShackelford.com

Abstract

Fincher & Thornhill (F&T) present a powerful case for the relationship between parasite-stress and religiosity. We argue, however, that the United States may be more religious than can be accounted for by parasite-stress. This greater religiosity might be attributable to greater sensitivity to immigration, which may hyperactivate evolved mechanisms that motivate avoidance of potential carriers of novel parasites.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2012

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Isernia, P., Martin, S. & Diehl, C. (2010) Transatlantic Trends: Immigration. Available at: http://trends.gmfus.org/immigration/doc/TTI2010_English_Key.pdf.Google Scholar
Limbaugh, R. (2005) Talk on The Rush Limbaugh Show, April 1. Available at: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200504040001.Google Scholar
Livingstone Smith, D. (2011) Less than human. St. Martin's Press.Google Scholar
Savage, M. (2006) Talk on Savage Nation, April 10. Available at: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200604110005.Google Scholar
Todd, C. (2010) Comments during Joint Fiscal Review Committee Meeting, November 9. Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE237g7KI8Y.Google Scholar
3
Cited by

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Immigration, parasitic infection, and United States religiosity
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Immigration, parasitic infection, and United States religiosity
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Immigration, parasitic infection, and United States religiosity
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *