Year: 1986 Source: Environment and Behavior, v.18, no.3, (May 1986), p.346-368 SIEC No: 19871241

This model’s predictions were assessed by corelating suicide and homicide rates in different nations with three measures of climatological conditions and an equal number of sociocultural variables. Apparent correlations between homicides and climatic variables vanished when a social variable (life expectancy) was partialled out, but an inverse relationship between temperature and suicides retained its significance in analyses that included controls for socioeconomic conditions.