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.
GAMU-E Grant goes to LEVYNA
Martin Lang and Jan Krátký succeeded in the call of the Grant Agency of Masaryk University with the project "The Entropy-Reduction Model of Ritualized Behavior".
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).