A Preregistered Study of the Relationship Between Childhood Socioeconomic Background, Life History Strategies and Conformity

Angelos Stamos*, Jack McLaughlin, Sabrina Bruyneel, Siegfried Dewitte

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Abstract

We conducted a high powered pre-registered study to investigate the relationship between childhood socioeconomic status, the adoption of different life history strategies and conformity. Contrary to our expectation we found no direct relationship between childhood socioeconomic background and conformity. However, we discovered a significant association between life history strategies and conformity. People who adopt fast (slow) life history strategies conform less (more) to social suggestions. Furthermore, we found a relationship between childhood socioeconomic background and life history strategies, with people from low (high) childhood socioeconomic backgrounds adopting fast (slow) life history strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104095
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Volume92
Early online date26 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021

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