Martin Lang is this year’s recipient of the IAPR’s Early Career Award
The purpose of the Early Career Award is to praise young researchers working in the field of psychology of religion.
Martin was selected based on his research of ritualized behavior. He accepted the award during the IAPR conference in Gdaňsk and on this occasion, he also delivered the lecture „Religions as complex adaptive systems: The evolutionary paths of religious beliefs and behaviors.“
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.
Jan Horský won the second place in the student poster competition
Jan was awarded at the conference PTNCE 2019 held in Prague with a large LEVYNA presence.
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.