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Dimitris Xygalatas

  1. 2022
  2. Accepted/In press

    Appealing to the minds of gods: Religious beliefs and appeals correspond to features of local social ecologies. / Bendixen, Theiss; Apicella, Coren L; Atkinson, Quentin et al.

    In: Religion, Brain & Behavior, 05.2022.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Material insecurity predicts greater commitment to moralistic and less commitment to local deities : a cross-cultural investigation. / Baimel, Adam; Apicella, Coren; Atkinson, Quentin et al.

    In: Religion, Brain and Behavior, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 04.2022, p. 4-17.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The Einstein effect provides global evidence for scientific source credibility effects and the influence of religiosity. / Hoogeveen, Suzanne; Haaf, Julia M.; Bulbulia, Joseph A. et al.

    In: Nature Human Behaviour, Vol. 6, No. 4, 04.2022, p. 523-535.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    The moralization bias of gods’ minds : A cross-cultural test. / Purzycki, Benjamin Grant; Willard, Aiyana K; Klocová, Eva Kundtová et al.

    In: Religion, Brain and Behavior, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 04.2022, p. 38-60.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    The religiosity gender gap in 14 diverse societies. / Vardy, Tom; Moya, Cristina; Placek, Caitlyn D. et al.

    In: Religion, Brain and Behavior, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, 04.2022, p. 18-37.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. 2019
  8. Published

    Moralizing gods, impartiality and religious parochialism across 15 societies. / Lang, Martin; Purzycki, Benjamin G.; Apicella, Coren L. et al.

    In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Vol. 286, No. 1898, 20190202, 06.03.2019.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  9. 2018
  10. Published

    Big Gods in small places : the Random Allocation Game in Mauritius. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Kotherova, Silvie; Mano, Peter et al.

    In: Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Vol. 8, No. 2, 03.04.2018, p. 243-261.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    The evolution of religion and morality : a synthesis of ethnographic and experimental evidence from eight societies. / Purzycki, Benjamin Grant; Henrich, Joseph; Apicella, Coren et al.

    In: Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2018, p. 101-132.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. 2017
  13. Published

    Sync to link : Endorphin-mediated synchrony effects on cooperation. / Lang, Martin; Bahna, Vladimir; Shaver, John H. et al.

    In: Biological Psychology, Vol. 127, 07.2017, p. 191-197.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Cognitive Science of Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (third edition). ed. / David Leeming. 3. ed. online : Springer, 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  15. Published

    Religious Veiling as a Mate-Guarding Strategy : Effects of Environmental Pressures on Cultural Practices. / Pazhoohi, Farid ; Martin, Lang; Xygalatas, Dimitris et al.

    In: Evolutionary Psychological Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2017, p. 118–124.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. 2016
  17. Published

    The Perennial Power of Ritual. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    2016Photo essay.

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

  18. Published

    The psychology of ritualized suffering. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    2016artikel.

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

  19. Published

    Anxiety and ritualization: Can attention discriminate compulsion from routine? / Krátký, Jan; Martin, Lang; Shaver, John et al.

    In: Communicative & Integrative Biology, Vol. 9, No. 3, e1174799, 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. Published
    CERC Dataset (Full Hadza Data). Purzycki, Ben (Producer); Apicella, Coren (Producer); Atkinson, Quentin (Producer) et al.. 2016. Harvard Dataverse.

    Research output: Non-textual formDatasetResearch

  21. Published

    Cross-cultural dataset for the evolution of religion and morality project. / Purzycki, Benjamin Grant; Apicella, Coren; Atkinson, Quentin D et al.

    In: Scientific Data, Vol. 3, 2016, p. 160099.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  22. Published

    IACSR Year in Review: 2015 : General Secretary's report, International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR)., 2016. 7 p.

    Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportReportCommunication

  23. Published

    It Depends Who Is Watching You: 3-D Agent Cues Increase Fairness. / Krátký, Jan; McGraw, John J.; Xygalatas, Dimitris et al.

    In: P L o S One, Vol. 11, No. 2, e0148845, 2016, p. 1-11.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  24. Published

    Location, Location, Location: Effects of Cross-Religious Primes on Prosocial Behaviour. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Klocova, Eva; Cigan, Jakub et al.

    In: The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2016, p. 304-319.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  25. Published

    Moralizing gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality. / Purzycki, Ben; Apicella, Coren; Atkinson, Quentin et al.

    In: Nature, Vol. 530, 2016, p. 327–330.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperLetterResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Music as a sacred cue? Effects of religious music on moral behavior. / Lang, Martin; Mitkidis, Panagiotis; Kundt , Radek et al.

    In: Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 7, 814, 2016, p. 1-13.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Prosociality and Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Martin, Lang.

    Mental Religion. ed. / Niki Kasumi Clements. Macmillan Reference USA, 2016. p. 119-133 (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  28. 2015
  29. Published

    Effects of Anxiety on Spontaneous Ritualized Behavior. / Martin, Lang; Kratky, Jan; Shaver, John et al.

    In: Current Biology, Vol. 25, No. 14, 06.2015, p. Side 1892 - 1897.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  30. Published

    Lost in the Rhythm : Effects of Rhythm on Subsequent Interpersonal Coordination. / Martin, Lang; Shaw, Daniel; Reddish, Paul et al.

    In: Cognitive Science, 2015, p. 1-19.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. Published

    The Impact of Authority on Cooperation : A Cross-Cultural Examination of Systemic Trust. / Mitkidis, Panagiotis; Xygalatas, Dimitris; Buttrick, Nicholas et al.

    In: Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2015, p. 341-357.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  32. 2014
  33. Published

    3-Dimensional Agent Representations Increase Generosity in a Naturalistic Setting. / Krátký, Jan; McGraw, John J.; Xygalatas, Dimitris et al.

    2014. Poster session presented at IACSR, Brno, Czech Republic.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

  34. Published

    The (Fire) Walker’s High : Affect and physiological responses in an extreme collective ritual. / Fischer, Ronald; Xygalatas, Dimitris; Mitkidis, Panagiotis et al.

    In: P L o S One, 14.02.2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  35. Published

    Cognitive Science of Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. ed. / AD Leeming. 2. ed. Springer, 2014. p. 343-347.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  36. Published

    Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies. / Fischer, Ronald; Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Journal of Cognition and Culture, Vol. 14, No. 5, 2014, p. 345-355.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  37. Published

    Memory for expectation-violating concepts : The effects of agency and cultural familiarity. / Porubanova, Michaela; Shaw, Daniel; McKay, Ryan et al.

    In: P L o S One, Vol. 9, No. 4, e90684, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  38. Published

    On the Way Towards a Cognitive Historiography : Are We There Yet? / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Journal of Cognitive Historiography, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2014, p. 193-200.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  39. Published

    Other people’s gods are watching too : Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour. / Kundt , Radek; Xygalatas, Dimitris; Klocova, Eva et al.

    2014. Poster session presented at Biennial IACSR meeting and General Assembly, Brno, Czech Republic.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

  40. Published

    Religion and Sociality. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014, p. 1-4.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleCommunication

  41. Published

    Ritual and cohesion. What is the place of euphoric arousal? / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Current Anthropology, Vol. 55, No. 6, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleCommunication

  42. Published

    Trial by fire : From fire-walking and head-slashing to the ice-bucket challenge, ritual pain and suffering forge intense social bonds. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Aeon, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperContribution to newspaper - Feature articleCommunication

  43. Published

    Αυτονομία της Θρησκείας. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια. Vol. 1 Strategikes ekdoseis, 2014.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  44. 2013
  45. Published

    Images From a Jointly-Arousing Collective Ritual Reveal Affective Polarization. / Bulbulia, Joseph; Xygalatas, Dimitris; Schjødt, Uffe et al.

    In: Frontiers in Psychology, 24.12.2013.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  46. Published

    Homo Experimentalis: The Place of Experimentation in the Scientific Study of Religion. / McCorkle, William; Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    2013.

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

  47. Published

    Anastenaria. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. ed. / Anne Runehov; Luis Oviedo. Vol. 1 Dordrecht : Springer, 2013. p. 88-92.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  48. Published

    Announcing the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; McKay, Ryan.

    In: Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, p. 1-4.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleCommunication

  49. Published

    Autobiographical Memory in a Fire-Walking Ritual. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Schjødt, Uffe; Bulbulia, Joseph et al.

    In: Journal of Cognition and Culture, Vol. 13, No. 1-2, 2013, p. 1-16.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  50. Published

    Cognitive resource depletion in religious interactions. / Schjødt, Uffe; Sørensen, Jesper; Nielbo, Kristoffer Laigaard et al.

    In: Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, p. 39-55.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  51. Published

    Editorial: Special Issue on the Experimental Research of Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, p. 137-139.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleCommunication

  52. Published

    Extreme Rituals Promote Prosociality. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Mitkidis, Panayotis; Fischer, Ronald et al.

    In: Psychological Science, Vol. 24, No. 8, 2013, p. 1602-1605.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  53. Published

    Fire-Walking. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. ed. / Anne Runehov; Luis Oviedo. Springer, 2013. p. 860-861.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  54. Published

    Mental Culture : Classical Social Theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion. / Xygalatas, Dimitris (Editor); McCorkle, William (Editor).

    Durham : Acumen Publishing, 2013. (Religion, Cognition and Culture).

    Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  55. Published

    Minimal-Counterintuitiveness Revisited : effects of cultural and ontological violations on concept memorability. / Porubanova-Norquist, Michaela; Shaw, Daniel; Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2013, p. 181-192.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  56. Published

    Přenos laboratoře do terénu: Využití smíšených metod během terénního studia náboženství. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Socialni Studia, Vol. 2013/2, No. 10, 2013, p. 15-25.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  57. Published

    Social Minds, Mental Cultures : Weaving Together Cognition and Culture in the Study of Religion. / McCorkle, William; Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Mental Culture: Classical Social theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion. ed. / Dimitris Xygalatas; William McCorkle. London : Acumen Publishing, 2013. p. 1-10 (Religion, Cognition and Culture).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  58. Published

    The resource model and the principle of predictive coding: A framework for analyzing proximate effects of ritual. / Schjødt, Uffe; Sørensen, Jesper; Nielbo, Kristoffer Laigaard et al.

    In: Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013, p. 79-86.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  59. Published

    What is Natural and Unnatural about Religion and Science. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013, p. 161-164.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  60. 2012
  61. Published

    Effects of religious setting on cooperative behaviour. A case study from Mauritius. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Religion, Brain, and Behavior, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  62. Published

    Fire-walking in the Balkans: High Arousal Rituals and Memory. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Religion and Cognition through the Ages. ed. / Istvan Czachesz. Leuven : Peeters, 2012.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  63. Published

    Past, Present, and Future in the Scientific Study of Religion. / Mccorkle, William W.; Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Religio: revue pro religionistiku, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2012, p. 149-154.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  64. Published

    The Burning Saints : Cognition and Culture in the Fire-walking Rituals of the Anastenaria. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    London : Equinox Publishing, 2012. 256 p. (Religion, Cognition and Culture).

    Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportBookResearchpeer-review

  65. 2011
  66. Published

    Synchronized arousal between performers and related spectators in a fire-walking ritual. / Konvalinka, Ivana; Xygalatas, Dimitris; Bulbulia, Joseph et al.

    In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 108, No. 20, 17.05.2011, p. 8514-8519.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  67. Published

    "Ethnography, Historiography, and the Making of History in the Tradition of the Anastenaria". / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: History and Anthropology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2011, p. 57-74.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  68. Published

    Quantifying collective effervescence: Heart-rate dynamics at a fire-walking ritual. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Konvalinka, Ivana; Roepstorff, Andreas et al.

    In: Communicative & Integrative Biology, Vol. 4, No. 6, 2011, p. 735-8.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  69. 2010
  70. Published

    "Can the Study of Religion be Scientific?". / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Essays in Honour of Luther H. Martin. ed. / Panayotis Pachis; Donald Wiebe. Thessaloniki : Barbounakis, 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingBook chapterResearch

  71. Published

    "From Object to Human: Archaeology, Cognitive Science, and the Evolution of the Mind" (in Greek), preface to the Greek Translation of Steven Mithen, The Prehistory of the Mind. / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Panayotidou, Olympia.

    Η Προϊστορία του Νου. Thessaloniki : Vanias, 2010. p. 7-18.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingPreface/postscriptCommunication

  72. Published

    Review of N. Christakis and J. Fowler (2009), Connected: The Surprising Power of our Social Networks and How they Shape our Lives, Little, Brown and Company. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    In: Journal of Cognition and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 3-4, 2010, p. 401-403.

    Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperReviewResearch

  73. Published

    Αναγωγισμός. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια: The Great Othrodox Encyclopaedia. Vol. 1 Strategikes ekdoseis, 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  74. Published

    Αναστενάρια. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια: Great Orthodox Encyclopaedia. Vol. 1 Athens : Strategikes ekdoseis, 2010.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingEncyclopedia entryResearchpeer-review

  75. 2009
  76. Published

    Synchronization in Joint Action: From Tapping to Fire-walking. / Konvalinka, Ivana; Vuust, Peter; Xygalatas, Dimitris et al.

    2009. Poster session presented at Joint Action Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterCommunication

  77. 2008
  78. Published

    "Fire-walking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals". / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques. ed. / Joseph Bulbulia; R. Sosis; E. Harris; R. Genet; C. Genet; K. Wyman. Santa Margarita, CA : Collins Foundation Press, 2008. p. 189-195.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingReport chapterResearch

  79. Published

    "Reductionism and the Scientific Study of Religion” (in Greek), preface to the Greek Translation of Pascal Boyer, Et L’homme Créa les Dieux. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Και ο Άνθρωπος Έπλασε τους Θεούς. Thessaloniki : Vanias, 2008. p. 9-25.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingPreface/postscriptCommunication

  80. 2007
  81. Published

    Firewalking in Northern Greece : A cognitive approach to high-arousal rituals. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    232 p. Queen's University Belfast, School of History and Anthropology, Institute of Cognition and Culture. 2007, PhD Dissertation.

    Research output: Other contributionResearch

  82. Published

    “The Flying Spaghetti Monster and Religious Fundamentalism” (in Greek), preface to the Greek translation of: Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Απομυθοποίηση. Thessaloniki : Vanias, 2007. p. 7-13.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingPreface/postscriptCommunication

  83. 2006
  84. Published

    “Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion” (in Greek), preface to the Greek Translation of Harvey Whitehouse, Modes of Religiosity. / Xygalatas, Dimitris.

    Τύποι Θρησκευτικότητας. Thessaloniki : Vanias, 2006. p. 9-92.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/proceedingBook chapterCommunication

  85. 2004
  86. Published

    Θρησκειολογικά Μελετήματα (Collected Essays on the Study of Religion) : . / Xygalatas, Dimitris; Pachis, Panayotis.

    Thessaloniki : Vanias, 2004.

    Research output: Book/anthology/dissertation/reportBookResearch