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dc.contributor.authorStieger, S
dc.contributor.authorGötz, FM
dc.contributor.authorWilson, C
dc.contributor.authorVolsa, S
dc.contributor.authorRentfrow, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-03T19:00:11Z
dc.date.available2022-03-03T19:00:11Z
dc.date.issued2022-03
dc.identifier.issn1948-5506
dc.identifier.other10.1177_19485506211034966
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/334645
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> Mountains—mythic and majestic—have fueled widespread speculation about their effects on character. Emerging empirical evidence has begun to show that physical topography is indeed associated with personality traits, especially heightened openness. Here, we extend this work to the domain of personal values, linking novel large-scale individual values data ( n = 32,666) to objective indicators of altitude and mountainousness derived from satellite radar data. Partial correlations and conditional random forest machine-learning algorithms demonstrate that altitude and mountainousness are related to increased conservation values and decreased hedonism. Effect sizes are generally small (| r| &lt; .031) but comparable to other socio-ecological predictors, such as population density and latitude. The findings align with the dual-pressure model of ecological stress, suggesting that it might be most adaptive in the mountains to have an open personality to effectively deal with threats and endorse conservative values that promote a social order that minimizes threats. </jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectArticles
dc.subjectpersonal values
dc.subjectmountainousness
dc.subjectgeographical psychology
dc.subjectsocioecology
dc.subjectconditional random forests
dc.titleA Tale of Peaks and Valleys: Sinusoid Relationship Patterns Between Mountainousness and Basic Human Values
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-03-03T19:00:11Z
prism.endingPage402
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationNameSocial Psychological and Personality Science
prism.startingPage390
prism.volume13
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.82063
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/19485506211034966
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-08-16
dc.contributor.orcidStieger, S [0000-0002-7784-6624]
dc.contributor.orcidGötz, FM [0000-0001-8900-6844]
dc.contributor.orcidVolsa, S [0000-0001-9795-0309]
dc.contributor.orcidRentfrow, Peter [0000-0002-9068-2118]
dc.identifier.eissn1948-5514
pubs.funder-project-idEconomic and Social Research Council (Doctoral Scholarship)
pubs.funder-project-idDeutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Post-Doctoral Fellowship)
pubs.funder-project-idCambridge Trust (Doctoral Scholarship)
cam.issuedOnline2021-08-16
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-08-16
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-08-16


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