The cognitive science of religion : a methodological introduction to key empirical studies / edited by D. Jason Slone and William W. McCorkle Jr.
- Scientific studies of religion: inquiry and explanation
- Why do we see supernatural signs in natural events? / Jesse Bering -- What do we think about God when we aren't careful? / Justin L. Barrett -- What do people think omniscient agents know? / Benjamin Purzycki and Richard Sosis -- Do children attribute beliefs to humans and God differently? / K. Mitch Hodge and Paulo Sousa -- Which God is watching? / Rita Anne McNamara -- Do people think the soul is separate from the body and the mind? / Rebekah Richert and Kirsten Lesage -- Were early Chinese thinkers folk dualists? / Edward Slingerland -- How do people establish personal identity in reincarnation? / Claire White -- Is memory crucial for transmission of religious ideas? / Michaela Porubanova -- What types of concepts make for great religious stories? / Ryan D. Tweney -- How do religious environments affect our behavior? / Dimitris Xygalatas -- Can we model religious behavior using computer simulation? / Justin E. Lane and F. LeRon Shults -- Does God make you good? / Azim Shariff and Ara Norenzayan -- Do we outsource police work to God? / Azim Shariff and Kristin Laurin -- Do religions promote cooperation? Testing signaling theories of religion / Richard Sosis -- Do rituals promote social cohesion? / Dimitris Xygalatas -- Are Muslim costly signals Christian caution signals? / Deborah Hall, Erik Porter, and Richard Grove -- Is ritual behavior a response to anxiety? / Martin Lang, Jan Kratkj, John Shaver, Danijela Jerotijevic, and Dimitris Xygalatas -- Can rituals reduce stress during war? The magic of Psalms / Richard Sosis -- Does praying resemble normal interpersonal interaction? / Ujfe Schjoedt -- How are rituals thought to work? / Brian Malley -- How do humans process ritualized actions? / Jesper Sorensen and Kristoffer L. Nielbo -- Did ritualized human sacrifice help build and sustain social inequality? / Joseph Watts, Oliver Sheehan, Quentin Atkinson, Joseph Bulbulia, and Russell Gray.
- 9781350033689 (paperback)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages -283) and index.
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