THEOREL 314

Special Topic: The Evolution and Psychology of Religion


Description

Approaches religion as a dimension of human biology, psychology and social life. We consider how approaches in the human sciences clarify patterns of individual and cultural variation in the expression of religion and spirituality.

Topics include the evolution of religion and cooperation, social inequality, ecology, virtue, transformational experiences, collective rituals and the diverse social functions of religion.

Assessment

Coursework only

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Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

THEOREL 314: 15 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II

Restrictions

THEOREL 214