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.
A prestigious award goes to Martin Lang
Martin Lang has been awarded the Rector's Award for Outstanding Research Results Achieved by Young Scientists under 35 in social sciences and humanities.
New article testing the influence of moralizing gods on intragroup and intergroup cooperation
Our new paper in which we test on cross-cultural sample whether beliefs in omniscient and punitive moralizing gods contribute to the scaling up of cooperative societies and whether they apply also beyond co-religionist circles as far as to religious outgroups has been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
New Publication on Identity Fusion Theory
Our new paper in which dr. Ben Purzycki (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Lipsko) and Martin Lang are testing the identity fusion theory on a cross-cultural data set is out in Cognition.
New Textbook of Cognitive Science of Religion
LEVYNA has a chapter in a new Bloomsbury Press textbook in which we explain in depth our experiment on ritualized behavior and anxiety.