Read, P.P. (1974/2002). Alive. New York: Harper Perennial
Parrado, N. (2006). Miracle in the Andes: New York: Three Rivers Press
Evolution of teamwork
Tomasello, M. (2011). Human culture in evolutionary perspective. In M. Gelfand (Ed.), Advances in Culture and Psychology (pp 5-51).Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Crawford, C. (1998). Environments and adaptations: Then and now. In C. Crawford & D. L. Krebs (Eds.), Handbook of evolutionary psychology (pp. 275-302). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
J. Phillips, J. (1996). The hard man: Rugby and the formation of male identity in New Zealand. In J. Nauright, T.J. L. Chandler, (Eds.), Making men: Rugby and masculine identity (pp. 70-90). London: Frank Cass.
Menkiti, I. A. (1984). Person and Community in African Traditional Thought. In R. A. Wright (Ed.), African Philosophy. An Introduction (pp. 171-181). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Evolution of Taboo:
Chapter 7: Taboo (pp. 133-152) from Radcliff-Brown, A. R. (1952). Structure and function in primitive society. New York: Free Press of Glencoe.
Tetlock, P. E. (2003). Thinking the unthinkable: sacred values and taboo cognitions. TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 320-324.
Lienard, P., & Boyer, P. (2006). Whence collective rituals: A cultural selection model of ritualized behavior. American Anthropologist, 108, 814-824.
Evolution of complex hunter-gatherer societies:
Hayden, B. (2003). Shamans, sorcerers, and saints: A prehistory of religion. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books (chapter 5 pp. 122-166: “Complexity emerges in the hunter-gatherer world”).
Ritual and cooperation
Wiltermuth, S. S. & Heath, C. (2009). Synchrony and cooperation. Psychological Science, 20, 1-5.
Cohen, E. E. A., Ejsmond-Frey, R., Knight, N. & Dunbar, R. I. M. (2010). Rowers’ high:behavioural synchrony is correlated with elevated pain thresholds. Biology Letters, 6, 106-108
Power, C. (1998). Old wives tales: The gossip hypothesis and the reliability of cheap signals. In J. R. Hurford, M. Studdert-Kennedy, & C. Knight (Eds.), Approaches to the evolution of language: Social and cognitive bases (pp. 111-129). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Family rituals and routines
Shuck, L. A., & Bucy, J. E. (1997). Family rituals: Implications for early intervention. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 17, 477-494.
Spagnola, M., & Feise, B. H. (2007). Family routines and rituals: A context for development in young children. Infants & Young Children, 20, 284-299.
Rossano, M. J. (2012 in press). The essential role of ritual in the transmission and reinforcement of social norms. Psychological Bulletin.
Ritual and pain tolerance
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Wacholtz, A. B. & Pargament, K. I. (2005). Is spirituality a critical ingredient of meditation? Comparing the effects of spiritual mediation, secular meditation, and relaxation on spiritual, psychological, cardiac, and pain outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 28, 369-384.
Wiech, K., Farias, M., Kahane, G, Shakel, N. et al., (2008). An fMRI study measuring analgesia enhanced by religion as a belief system. Pain, 139, 467-476.
Csikszentmihalyi , M. & Nakamura, J. (2002), The Concept of Flow, In C. R. Snyder ( S. J. Lopez (Eds.), The Handbook of Positive Psychology (pp. 89-92). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 89–105.
The opposite of death
God on the mountain
Traditional African sense of self
Synchrony and cooperation
Rowers and Old wives
Brain and mindfulness
Mindfulness and chronic pain
Pain and Virgin Mary
Crawford notes and questions
Traditional sense of self
Origins of taboo
Test 1 possible questions
Wiltermuth and Heath
Old wives tales
Family Rituals questions 1
Family Rituals questions 2
Test 2 question pool
brain and mindfulness
mindfulness and chronic pain
Pain and Virgin Mary
Final question pool