New edited volume in honor of Armin W. Geertz
Brill has published a new edited volume Evolution, Cognition, and the History of Religion: A New Synthesis.
Intended as a Festschrift for Armin W. Geertz, this joint project provides a new synthesis of the study of religion, advocating the need to integrate three approaches, namely the evolutionary, the cognitive and the historical, into a single stream. Among the 41 chapters coming from the world's leading experts on these approaches, you will also find chapters by Radek Kundt (Making Evolutionary Science of Religion and Integral Part of Cognitive Science of Religion) and Eva Kundtová Klocová (Experimenting with Cognitive Historiography). Many thanks to all editors for their relentless efforts!
New article testing the influence of moralizing gods on intragroup and intergroup cooperation
Our new paper in which we test on cross-cultural sample whether beliefs in omniscient and punitive moralizing gods contribute to the scaling up of cooperative societies and whether they apply also beyond co-religionist circles as far as to religious outgroups has been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
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 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.