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.
Intergroup violence and trustworthiness
Dan Řezníček and Radek Kundt published a study in the Journal of Cognition and Culture.
(How) does religious priming work?
A new study, in which Martin Lang and Radek Kundt took part, was published in PLoS ONE.
Why did memetics fail?
Radim Chvaja published an article in the Perspectives on Science, The MIT Press.
Does ritual behavior decrease anxiety?
A new publication by Martin Lang, Jan Krátký and Dimitris Xygalatas in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.