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Bringing ritual to mind : psychological foundations of cultural forms /

Bringing Ritual to Mind explores the psychological foundations of religious rituals. Religious rituals exploit either high performance frequency or extraordinary emotional stimulation (but not both) to enhance recollection. McCauley and Lawson use a wide range of evidence to argue that the explanati...

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Main Author: McCauley, Robert N.
Other Authors: Lawson, E. Thomas.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Summary: Bringing Ritual to Mind explores the psychological foundations of religious rituals. Religious rituals exploit either high performance frequency or extraordinary emotional stimulation (but not both) to enhance recollection. McCauley and Lawson use a wide range of evidence to argue that the explanation lies in participants' cognitive representations of ritual form.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227) and index.
ISBN: 0511020767
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