Joan Chiao Assistant Professor, Brain, Behavior, and Cognition; Social Psychology; Northwestern University
A map examining the world-wide geographic coincidence between culture, genes and mood disorders from my paper with Kate Blizinsky published in 2010...Geographical coincidence between serotonin transporter gene diversity and cultural traits of individualism–collectivism across countries. Colour maps include all available published data for each variable of interest. Grey areas indicate geographical regions where no published data are available. (a) Colour map of frequency distribution of IND-COL from Hofstede (2001). (b) Colour map of frequency distribution of S alleles of 5-HTTLPR. (c) Colour map of frequency of global prevalence of anxiety. (d) Colour map of frequency of global prevalence of mood disorders. Yellow to red colour bar indicates low to high prevalence.