A new research called “SACRIFICE” has been just launched
Thanks to the generous support from the Operational Programme “Research, Development and Education”, we have just launched a new project “Scarring Rituals, Fierce Intergroup Conflict, and Extreme Prosociality” (SACRIFICE). Martin Lang will use this opportunity to study the role that extreme rituals play in intergroup conflict.
Under the supervision of David Václavík (Masaryk Uni) and Ben Purzycki (Aarhus Uni), Martin will study how participation in costly rituals affects the willingness to sacrifice one’s resources during inter-group conflict, both in the lab and in Mauritius.
Open post-doc position
We are looking for a new colleague to join our lab for two years as a post-doc researcher with a specialization in economic games and behavioral experiments.
Our Ph.D. students received a grant from the Development Fund of Masaryk University
They will use the money to create a new and innovative course in which they will focus on the evolution of human cooperation and the role that religion played in this process.
Jan Horský won the second place in the student poster competition
Jan was awarded at the conference PTNCE 2019 held in Prague with a large LEVYNA presence.
Martin Lang is this year’s recipient of the IAPR’s Early Career Award
Martin was awarded the prize at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR). On this occasion, he also delivered the invited lecture “Religions as complex adaptive systems: The evolutionary paths of religious beliefs and behaviors.”