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How Religion Works: Towards a New Cognitive Science of Religion

Ilkka Pyysiäinen - Religion - 2003 - 272 pages
Recent findings in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology provide important insights to the processes which make religious beliefs and behaviors such efficient ...
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The Cognitive Science of Religion

James A. Van Slyke - Psychology - 2013 - 188 pages
The cognitive science of religion is a relatively new academic field in the study of the origins and causes of religious belief and behaviour. The focal point of empirical ...
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Thinking about Religion: Extending the Cognitive Science of Religion

Aaron C. T. Smith - History - 2014 - 272 pages
Thinking about Religion presents a case for an inter-disciplinary science of religion, proposing that religion operates as a kind of psychological and social placebo effect ...
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Religion in Mind: Cognitive Perspectives on Religious Belief, Ritual, and ...

Jensine Andresen - Psychology - 2001 - 294 pages
Originally published in 2001, Religion in Mind summarizes and extends the advances in the cognitive study of religion throughout the 1990s.
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Magic, Miracles, and Religion: A Scientist's Perspective

Ilkka Pyysiäinen - Religion - 2004 - 298 pages
Can scientists study religion? Ilkka PyysiSinen says that they can. While the study of religion cannot be reduced to other disciplines, it must not ignore what other ...
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Religion, Anthropology, and Cognitive Science

Harvey Whitehouse, James Laidlaw - Social Science - 2007 - 286 pages
Part of the Ritual Studies Monograph Series, this book examines longstanding debates in the anthropology of religion concerning the connections between ritual and meaning ...
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Mind and Religion: Psychological and Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Harvey Whitehouse, Robert N. McCauley - Psychology - 2005 - 248 pages
Recent cognitive approaches to the study of religion have yielded much understanding by focusing on common psychological processes that all humans share. One leading theory ...
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Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms

Robert N. McCauley, E. Thomas Lawson - Psychology - 2002 - 236 pages
This study explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems. In practice, participants recall rituals to ensure a sense of continuity across performances, and ...
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