Lecture: Joshua C. Jackson - The New Science of Religious Change: Theory, Method, and an Application
14 October 2021
- Zoom - https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/97212340282
LEVYNA and HUME Lab cordially invite you to two events that they are jointly organizing next Thursday and Friday:
- (1) a lecture - Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - online only (Zoom link below).
- (2) workshop - Friday, 10/15, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm - hybrid format (D2TYM7 Team Room / Zoom link https://cesnet.zoom.us/j/93737535350)).
Invited this time by cross-cultural social psychologist Dr. Joshua Conrad Jackson based at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. You can learn more about the focus of his research on his website (https://www.joshuaconradjackson.com/). His academic Twitter handle is @josh_c_jackson. His most cited papers can be easily found via his Google Scholar profile (https://scholar.google.cz/citations?user=cqmbIlIAAAAJ&hl=en).
A lecture - Thursday, October 14, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm - online only
Research on human culture is adopting a more dynamic approach, with a rise in longitudinal studies focused on cultural change and development over short-term and long-term human history. However, most research on culture and religion focuses on one-shot dilemmas and cross-sectional results, despite the cultural evolutionary implications of the field’s findings. Here I outline the recipe for a new science of religious change. I argue that studying religious change would benefit from a cultural evolutionary focus and a broader set of methods. I demonstrate how these theoretical and methodological tools can be used together by describing new research on how ecological threats and cultural tightness change people’s views of gods in both one-shot designs and over hundreds of years.