Jan Horský won the second place in the student poster competition
The LEVYNA team was present at the annual conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (this year it was organized by the Human Ethology research group based at Charles University and, therefore, held in Prague). The conference also included a competition for the best student poster.
It was in this competition that Jan succeeded in winning the second place with a poster devoted to his research on the cultural transmission of moral systems through narrative art. You can see the poster here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wiDnSghXEawrjdaIdNclyr_9hRtASTBL
(photo credit: Jitka Třebická Fialová)
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.
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.