Cultural diversity in causal attributions for illness: The role of the supernatural

@article{Landrine1994CulturalDI,
  title={Cultural diversity in causal attributions for illness: The role of the supernatural},
  author={Hope Landrine and Elizabeth A. Klonoff},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={17},
  pages={181-193}
}
We investigated cultural diversity in beliefs about the causes of illness and assessed the possibility that popular free-form methodologies (asking subjects to generate causes) inhibit minorities from expressing their belief in supernatural causes. As predicted, when asked to generate causes of illness and rate these in terms of their importance, whites and minorities did not differ in the number or type (natural vs supernatural) of causes they generated or in the importance rating they… CONTINUE READING