Quelling radicalization through new understanding of ritual, fusion and identity

WHAT DRIVES PEOPLE TO TAKE UP ARMS FOR GROUPS SUCH AS ISIS AND HOW CAN THIS BE PREVENTED?

IDEASLAB PRESENTATION AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL.

January 18, 2017


Why Facts Don't Unify Us

IF FACTS DON’T UNIFY US, WHAT DOES?

BETAZONE PRESENTATION AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP."

January 17, 2017


What can the reaction to the death of Cecil the lion tell us about human co-operation?

The Oxford Martin Programme on Natural Governance is a new research initiative. Here, programme directors Dominic Johnson, David Macdonald and Harvey Whitehouse look at what the reaction to Cecil's death can tell us about human co-operation.

June 2016


Early Civilization and Belief

Excerpt from Episode 4 "Creation", The Story of God with Morgan Freeman

April 24, 2016


Why Are Rituals Important?

A conversation with Dr. Daniel Mullins describing how Seshat: The Global History Databank can help researchers examine the role of rituals in binding communities together throughout human history.

September 17, 2015


Religion Past and Present (part of a panel at the Integrative Science Symposium)

International Convention of Psychological Science, Effectenbeurszaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

March 13, 2015


New Atheism, Ritual, and Identity Fusion: A Walk in the Park With Harvey Whitehouse

Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture, University of British Columbia

August 20, 2013


An Interview with Harvey Whitehouse

Laboratory for Experimental Research on Religion (Levyna), Masaryk University

February 25, 2013


Rituals as Social Glue

University of Oxford

December 23, 2013

 


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Ritual, Community, and Conflict

Interview with Ewart Shaw on Orbit, Radio Adelaide

February 17, 2014 


Rites From the Start 

Interview with Thea Cunningham (BEGINS AT 14:03), Nature Podcast 

January 24, 2013

* Related feature article: Social Evolution: The Ritual Animal


Religion, Cohesion and Hostility

Science and Religious Conflict Conference, James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford

May 17, 2010


God on My Mind: Evolution

Radio interview with Matthew Taylor, BBC Radio 4, UK

March 24, 2010


The Gospel According to Neuroscience

Radio interview with Tom Harrington, The Current, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

December 29, 2008