Diminished UV radiation enhances national cognitive ability, wealth, and institutions through health and education

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© 2017 Rindermann's cognitive capitalism disregards geographic causes of national wealth and postulates that IQ influences wealth through strengthened institutions, whereas a novel biogeographic theory posits that diminished UV radiation, by reducing cell oxidative stress and fatigue, increases industriousness and improves nations' wealth, thus generating favorable conditions for children's intellectual growth. This study tested predictions from both perspectives and also evaluated whether health + education mediates radiation's cognitive and economic effects. Analyses of data sets encompassing 96 countries yielded well-fitted structural equation models upholding the latter hypothesis and showing that radiation directly influences all variables, cognitive ability and income are unrelated, and the former and institutional strength behave as net dependent variables. The findings suggest that what national development requires is healthy and well-educated populations; enhanced cognitive ability, greater wealth, and strong institutions should follow. Geography appears to act on these variables through physiological processes and psychological constructs which deserve greater attention.
Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)52-57
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónPersonality and Individual Differences
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2018

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capitalism
health education
geography
economic impact
Health Education
ultraviolet radiation
education
income
oxidative stress
Radiation
prediction
Capitalism
Physiological Phenomena
Geography
Structural Models
cells
Fatigue
Oxidative Stress
Economics
Psychology

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