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Religiosity and resource allocation in Marajó, Brazil

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Current research suggests that certain features of religion can harness our sociality in important ways, curbing selfish behavior and/or boosting prosocial behavior. If this is the case, embodied symbols of religious devotion should induce these effects. To test the claim that religious symbolism has an effect on sociality, we conducted the Random Allocation Game with a symbolic prime in Pesqueiro, on the Island of Marajó, Brazil, among Christians. Our prime — a Bible and a crucifix pendant ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Name:
Canada Excellence Research Chair
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Religion, Brain & Behavior More from this journal
Volume:
8
Issue:
2
Pages:
168-184
Publication date:
2017-03-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-17
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EISSN:
2153-5981
ISSN:
2153-599X
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pubs:690315
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uuid:6260bf9e-1a25-4fda-bd2d-704b552122df
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690315
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2017-07-05

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