A new theoretical article about the difference between the theory of costly signaling and CREDs with application on religious phenomena
Have you ever been puzzled by the distinction between the costly signaling theory and credibility enhancing displays (CREDs)?
The new article written by two of our PhD students provides some answers to this question. In the paper, Radim and Dan compare and integrate both approaches into one framework, showing that costly rituals both facilitate cooperative practices and spread ritual practice.
You can find the article here: https://1url.cz/WMjg0.
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.
A new research called “SACRIFICE” has been just launched
It will examine how participation in costly rituals affects the willingness to sacrifice one’s resources during inter-group conflict.
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.