Year: 1972 Source: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, v.3, no.4, (December 1972), p.331-344 SIEC No: 20021164

This paper presents some tentative cross-cultural and cross-national evidence relating one environmental variable – climate – to both behavioral and psychocultural processes. Some support for the hypothesis that the amount of emotional expression or “level of arousal” co-varies predictably with climate and weather is offered, and alternative explanations and discussions of this hypothesis are explored. (56 refs)