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.
GAMU-E Grant goes to LEVYNA
Martin Lang and Jan Krátký succeeded in the call of the Grant Agency of Masaryk University with the project "The Entropy-Reduction Model of Ritualized Behavior".
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.
Radim Chvaja has been awarded the EHBEA’s Student Research Grant
Our Ph.D. student Radim Chvaja has been awarded student grant from European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) that will enable him to study religious pilgrimage in Mauritius.
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.