Evolution of Religion and Morality

This page is a repository for the Evolution of Religion and Morality Project materials and publications that have come out as part of that project. Links are provided as materials become available.

Wave I

Data and Methods

Experimental Dataset and Protocols (Waves I and II).

Religious Landscape Interview Dataset (Waves I and II)

Publications

Apicella, C. L. (2018). High Levels of Rule-Bending in a Minimally Religious and Largely Egalitarian Forager Population. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 8(2): 133–48. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267034.

Atkinson, Q. D. (2018). Religion and Expanding the Cooperative Sphere in Kastom and Christian Villages on Tanna, Vanuatu. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 8(2): 149–67. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267028.

Cohen, E., Baimel, A., and Purzycki, B. G. (2018). Religiosity and resource allocation in Marajó, Brazil. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 8(2):  168-184. Supplementary materials.

McNamara, R. A., and Henrich, J. (2018). Jesus vs. the Ancestors: How Specific Religious Beliefs Shape Prosociality on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 8(2): 185–204. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267030.

Purzycki, B. G., and Jamieson-Lane, A. (2017). AnthroTools: An R package for cross-cultural ethnographic data analysis. Cross-Cultural Research, 51(1):  51-74.

Purzycki, B. G., and Kulundary, V. (2018). Buddhism, identity, and class: Fairness and favoritism in the Tyva Republic. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 8(2): 205-226. Supplementary materials.

Purzycki, B. G., Henrich, J. and Norenzayan, A., eds. (2018). The Evolution of Religion and Morality [special issue]. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 8(2): 101-261.

Purzycki, B. G., Henrich, J., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Baimel, A., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., and Norenzayan, A. (2018). The evolution of religion and morality: A synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies. Religion, Brain and Behavior, 8(2): 101-132. Supplementary materials.

Purzycki, B. G., Pisor, A. C., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., Henrich, J., McElreath, R., McNamara, R. A., Norenzayan, A., Willard, A. K., and Xygalatas, D. (2018). The cognitive and cultural foundations of moral behavior. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(5): 490-501. Supplementary materials.

Purzycki, B. G., Ross, C. T., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Norenzayan, A., and Henrich, J. (2018). Material security, life history, and moralistic religions: A cross-cultural examination. PLOS One, 13(3): e0193856. Supplementary materials.

Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Norenzayan, A., and Henrich, J. (2016). Cross-cultural dataset for the Evolution of Religion and Morality Project. Scientific Data, 3: 16099. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2016.99.

Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., Atkinson, Q., Cohen, E., McNamara, R. A., Willard, A. K., Xygalatas, D., Norenzayan, A., and Henrich, J. (2016). Moralistic Gods, Supernatural Punishment and the Expansion of Human Sociality. Nature, 530(7590): 327-330. [Protocols and methods; R Scripts]

Willard, A. K. (2018). Religion and Prosocial Behavior among the Indo-Fijians. Religion, Brain & Behavior 8 (2): 227–42. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267032.

Xygalatas, D., Kotherová, S., Maňo, P., Kundt, R., Cigán, J., Kundtová Klocová, E., and Lang, M. (2018). Big Gods in Small Places: The Random Allocation Game in Mauritius. Religion, Brain & Behavior 8 (2): 243–61. https://doi.org/10.1080/2153599X.2016.1267033.

Software

Jamieson-Lane, A., and Purzycki, B.G. (2016). AnthroTools: Some Custom Tools for Anthropology. R Package.

Wave II

Preregistration, Data, and Methods

Preregistered Hypotheses

Baimel, A., Purzycki, B.G. (2017). Kernels of doubt. Open Science Framework. https://osf.io/p245w/

Lang, M., Purzycki, B.G., Apicella, C. L., Atkinson, Q., Bolyanatz, A., Klocová, E. K., … Henrich, J. (2017). The evolution of religion and morality: Wave II hypotheses. Open Science Framework. http://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/EPKBW.

Experimental Dataset and Protocols (Waves I and II)

Religious Landscape Interview Dataset (Waves I and II)

Publications

 

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