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 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.
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.