Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms

This study explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems In practice, participants recall rituals to ensure a sense of continuity across performances, and those rituals motivate them to transmit and re perform them Most religious rituals exploit either high performance frequency or extraordinary emotional stimulation to enhance their recollection RoThis study explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems In practice, participants recall rituals to ensure a sense of continuity across performances, and those rituals motivate them to transmit and re perform them Most religious rituals exploit either high performance frequency or extraordinary emotional stimulation to enhance their recollection Robert N McCauley and E Thomas Lawson assert that participants cognitive representations of ritual form explain much about the systems Reviewing a wide range of evidence, they explain religions evolution.
Bringing Ritual to Mind Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms This study explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems In practice participants recall rituals to ensure a sense of continuity across performances and those rituals motivate t

  • Title: Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms
  • Author: Robert N. McCauley E. Thomas Lawson
  • ISBN: 9780521016292
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
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