How to integrate the sciences and humanities in the study of religion?
At least since C.P. Snow’s provocative lecture on two academic cultures, researchers on both sides of the barricade have been trying to bridge the divide between the humanities and sciences. How would such a synthesis of the humanities and sciences look like when applied to the study of religion?
You can find the answer to this vital question in our new article. In the manuscript, Martin Lang and Radek Kundt explore the nooks and crannies of such a synthetic project applied to the study of religion. In doing that, they also provide a kind of LEVYNA manifesto, which specifies the positions we identify with in the project of the naturalistic study of religious phenomena.
You can find the article here: https://bit.ly/2pCnLVq
Does ritual behavior decrease anxiety?
A new publication by Martin Lang, Jan Krátký and Dimitris Xygalatas in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
Open post-doc position
We are looking for a new colleague to join our lab for two years as a post-doc researcher with a specialization in economic games and behavioral experiments.
A new research 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.