Peter Maňo received John McGraw Award for Best Student Contribution at IACSR 2018
Peter Maňo was awarded for his presentation "Socio-Economic Factors Involved in Participation in Extreme Rituals," which he gave at the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion conference, Boston in August.
The talk focused on the impact of various demographic and behavioral indicators on the intensity of ritual participation, where social status and participation in collective rituals proved to be the strongest predictors of extreme forms of participation. Here you can learn more about the conference as described by Connor Wood, here.
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 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.