ŘEZNÍČEK, Dan. Mechanisms of violence transmission: Credible displays, prestige, dominance, and religion. In PTNCE 2019: Humans in Evolutionary Perspective, 24. - 27. 9. 2019, Praha. 2019.
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Original name Mechanisms of violence transmission: Credible displays, prestige, dominance, and religion
Authors ŘEZNÍČEK, Dan (203 Czechia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition PTNCE 2019: Humans in Evolutionary Perspective, 24. - 27. 9. 2019, Praha, 2019.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Presentations at conferences
Field of Study 60304 Religious studies
Country of publisher Czechia
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/19:00110813
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
Keywords (in Czech) Násilí; meziskupinové násilí; náboženské násilí; CREDs; důvěra; prestiž; dominance; kulturní přenos; dvojí dědičnost, genově-kulturní koevoluce; experiment
Keywords in English Violence; Intergroup Violence; Religious Violence; CREDs; Trust; Prestige; Dominance; Cultural Transmission; Dual Inheritance; Gene-Culture Coevolution; Experiment
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Monika Kellnerová, učo 430435. Changed: 5/3/2020 16:14.
Abstract
The pervasive problem of religiously fueled intergroup violence can be tackled from the perspective of cultural evolution by studying how various psychological biases facilitate the transmission of violent behavior. I propose that the combination of the credibility enhancing displays bias with the prestige bias can lay ground for the transmission of violent behavior toward out-groups during an intergroup conflict, especially when framed with religious narratives and symbols. My poster will present an ongoing experimental research on modelling intergroup violence and religion’s influence on involved learning biases and group dynamics: (1) experimental results assessing the trustworthiness of a violent in-group member through self-reports, and (2) behavioral experimental designs utilizing economic games and eye-tracking methodologies. Understanding and explaining these mechanisms and group dynamics on a proximate level can help prevent more effectively the devastating outbreaks of “eye-for-an-eye” violence which tend to “stick around”, especially if framed in religious rhetoric.
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EE2.3.20.0048, research and development projectName: Laboratoř pro experimentální výzkum náboženství
MUNI/A/1053/2018, internal MU codeName: Nové výzkumné metody v religionistickém výzkumu (Acronym: NOVYMREV)
Investor: Masaryk University, Grant Agency of Masaryk University, Category A
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