Violence and U.S. regional culture.

  title={Violence and U.S. regional culture.},
  author={Richard E. Nisbett},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={48 4},
  • R. Nisbett
  • Published 1993
  • Political Science
  • The American psychologist
The U.S. South, and western regions of the U.S. initially settled by Southerners, are more violent than the rest of the country. Homicide rates for White Southern males are substantially higher than those for White Northern males, especially in rural areas. But only for argument-related homicides are Southern rates higher. Southerners do not endorse violence more than do Northerners when survey questions are expressed in general terms, but they are more inclined to endorse violence for… 

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