Dan Řezníček

I study how trust, religion and prestige enable the spread of intergroup violence.

I am interested in the spread of violent behavior toward out-groups during intergroup conflict. Choosing cultural evolution as a framework, I focus especially on the role of credibility enhancing displays (CREDs) and prestige bias. Using experimental economic games I try to explain how parochially altruistic violence against out-groups spreads among in-groups via trust, a process religion may further facilitate.

My publications

Chvaja, R. & Řezníček. D. (2019). An Integrative Framework of Commitment Displays in Religious Systems. Human Ethology, 34, 41-52. https://doi.org/ 10.22330/he/34/041-052

Řezníček, D. (2016). Islámský stát a popravy stětím: Diskurzivní analýza vybraných částí časopisu Dabiq. Sacra, 14(1), 7–27.

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