Radim Chvaja has been awarded the EHBEA’s Student Research Grant
Every year, European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) is awarding a grant to support student research. Our Ph.D. student Radim Chvaja is one of its recipients this year.
The funding will allow Radim to study religious costly signalling in the cultural context of Maha Shivaratri pilgrimage in Mauritius, testing experimentally whether pilgrimage costs make the pilgrims more trustworthy as perceived by their peers.
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.
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).
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.