GAMU-E Grant goes to LEVYNA
The Grant Agency of the Masaryk University annually issues a grant call with several categories. Martin Lang and Jan Krátký succeeded in a category, which is called "E” (“Excellent results”). Its aim is to help researchers to complete publications of exceptionally high quality.
Martin and Honza succeeded in this grant call with the project called "The Entropy-Reduction Model of Ritualized Behavior". They will use it to finish a publication based on their collaborative research on the effects of ritualized behavior on anxiety. They are continuing in a good LEVYNA tradition as Jakub Cigán got the same grant last year.
A new project 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.
Martin Lang is this year’s recipient of the IAPR’s Early Career Award
Martin was awarded the prize at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR). On this occasion, he also delivered the invited lecture “Religions as complex adaptive systems: The evolutionary paths of religious beliefs and behaviors.”