BRINGING RITUAL TO MIND - PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CULTURAL FORMS
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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. 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.
Editora: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 0521815592
ISBN13: 9780521815598
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2002
Número de Páginas: 250
Acabamento: HARDCOVER