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.
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.”
Do extreme religious rituals positively affect the wellbeing of ritual practitioners?
An answer to this and related questions can be found in our new paper in Current Anthropology. In collaboration with our colleagues, we have investigated the Thaipusam Kavadi ritual in relation to its purported effect on psychophysiological wellbeing.
How to integrate the sciences and humanities in the study of religion?
Martin Lang and Radek Kundt provide their answer in a new piece published in the journal Method & Theory in the Study of Religion.