Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual (OUP)
Eva Kundtová Klocová has a chapter (in collaboration with Armin W. Geertz) on "Ritual and Embodied Cognition" in a brand new The Oxford Handbook on Early Christian Ritual (OUP).
In their chapter, Eva and Armin explore the "4E approach" to cognition that understands the cognitive system as embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive. The chapter focuses on interactions between bodily actions, human thinking, and the cultural embeddedness of human cognition and its implications for the study of rituals. The authors also provide a sketch of systematic approach to the study of religious rituals based on those theoretical stances and empirical evidence.
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.
A new theoretical article about the difference between the theory of costly signaling and CREDs with application on religious phenomena
A new article has just been published in Human Ethology, in which our PhD students explain the relation between two theories of religious displays – the costly signaling theory and the credibility enhancing displays theory (CREDs).
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.