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Positive experiences of high arousal martial arts rituals are linked to identity fusion and costly progroup actions

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A cross‐sectional study was conducted with 605 practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) to test hypothesis that high arousal rituals promote social cohesion, primarily through identity fusion. BJJ promotion rituals are rare, highly emotional ritual events that often feature gruelling belt whipping gauntlets. We used the variation in such experiences to examine whether more gruelling rituals were associated with identity fusion and progroup behaviour. We found no differences between those wh...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1002/ejsp.2514

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
ORCID:
0000-0001-6935-6724
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Social Psychology Journal website
Volume:
49
Issue:
3
Pages:
461-481
Publication date:
2018-05-29
Acceptance date:
2018-05-24
DOI:
EISSN:
1099-0992
ISSN:
0046-2772
Pubs id:
pubs:854380
URN:
uri:809dc928-8832-42a9-bd36-654ea089e77f
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uuid:809dc928-8832-42a9-bd36-654ea089e77f
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pubs:854380

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