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Bringing Ritual to Mind: Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 2002
Pages 250
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521016292
ISBN-10 0521016290
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $34.99
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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from Cambridge Univ Pr (September 2, 2002)
9780521815598 | details & prices | 250 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $87.99
About: This study explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems.
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (October 1, 2002)
9780521016292 | details & prices | 250 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $34.99
About: This study explores the psychological foundations of religious ritual systems.

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