Is atheism associated with a specific way of thinking?
Previous studies, primarily aimed at the university population in the US, suggested that atheism could be related to a so-called analytical cognitive style. According to a new intercultural analysis, carried in collaboration with LEVYNA, it turns out that this link does not apply as strongly as the US pattern suggested. On the contrary, the study suggests that it is not possible to fully explain the existence of atheism through individual differences in cognitive style, the influence of the cultural environment and socialization must be taken into account as it plays a key role. A link to the paper.
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.
New Textbook of Cognitive Science of Religion
LEVYNA has a chapter in a new Bloomsbury Press textbook in which we explain in depth our experiment on ritualized behavior and anxiety.
New edited volume in honor of Armin W. Geertz
LEVYNA has contributed two chapters to the new edited volume Evolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion: A New Synthesispublished in honor of Armin W. Geertz.
New publication on religious badges and interpersonal trust
There is a new article in Evolutionary Psychology about the effects of religious badges on interpesonal trust that LEVYNA has collaborated on.