Bringing Ritual to Mind

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Bringing Ritual to Mind

By Robert N. McCauley; E. Thomas Lawson

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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.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Anthropology -> General Anthropology

Bringing Ritual to Mind
Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/15/02
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511030460
ISBN 13: 9780511030468
Print ISBN: 9780521016292

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