Dimitris Xygalatas


Xygalatas, D., S. Khan, M. Lang, R. Kundt, E. Kundtová-Klocová, J. Kratky & J. Shaver (2019). Effects of extreme ritual practices on health and well-being.
Current Anthropology 60(5): 699-707
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Lang, M., B. Purzycki, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, A. Bolyanatz, E. Cohen, E. Kundtová Klocová, C. Handley, C. Lesorogol, S. Mathew, R. McNamara, C. Moya, C. Placek, M. Soler, T. Vardy, J. Weigel, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, A. Norenzayan & J. Henrich (2019). Moralizing gods, impartiality, and religious parochialism across 15 societies.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 286: 20190202
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Shaver, J., M. Lang, J. Krátký, E. Kundtová-Klocová, R. Kundt & D. Xygalatas (2018). The boundaries of trust: Cross-religious and cross-ethnic field experiments in Mauritius.
Evolutionary Psychology 16(4) download here

Sznycer, D., D. Xygalatas, E. Agey, S. Alami, X. An, K. Ananyeva, B. Broitman, Th. Conte, C. Flores, Sh. Fukushima, H. Hitokoto, A. Kharitonov, C. Onyishi, I. Onyishi, P. Romero, J. Schrock, L. Sugiyama, K. Takemura, C. Townsend, J. Zhuang, L. Cosmides, J. Tooby (2018). Cross-cultural invariances in the architecture of shame.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 115(39): 9702-9707 download here

Gervais, W., M. van Elk, D. Xygalatas, R. McKay, M. Aveyard, E. Buchtel, I. Dar-Nimrod, E. Kundtová-Klocová, J. Ramsay, T Riekki, A. Svedholm-Häkkinen & J. Bulbulia (2018). Analytic atheism: A cross-culturally fickle phenomenon?
Judgment and Decision Making 13(3): 268-274 download here

Sznycer, D., D. Xygalatas, S. Alami, X. An, K. Ananyeva, H. Hitokoto, A. Kharitonov, J. Koster, C. Onyishi, I. Onyishi, P. Romero, K. Takemura, J. Zhuang, A. Aktipis, L. Cronk, L. Cosmides, J. Tooby (2018). Invariances in the architecture of pride: Evidence from small-scale societies.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). download here

Purzycki, B., A. Pisor, C. Apicella, Q Atkinson, E. Cohen, J. Henrich, R. McElreath, R. McNamara, A. Norenzayan, A. Willard & D. Xygalatas (2018). The Cognitive and Cultural Foundations of Moral Behavior.
Evolution and Human Behavior. download here

Purzycki, B. C. Ross, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, A. Norenzayan & J. Henrich (2018). Material Security, Life History, and Moralistic Religions: A Cross-Cultural Examination.
PLOS One. download here

Hobson, N., J. Schroeder, J. Risen, D. Xygalatas, & M. Inzlicht (2017). The psychology of rituals: An integrative review and process-based framework.
Personality and Social Psychology Review. download here

Gervais, W., D. Xygalatas, R. McKay, M. van Elk, E. Buchtel, M. Aveyard, S. Schiavone, I. Dar-Nimrod, A. Svedholm-Häkkinen, T. Riekki, E. Kundtová-Klocová, J. Ramsay & J. Bulbulia (2017). Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists.
Nature Human Behaviour 1(0151). download here

Lang, M., V. Bahna, J. Shaver, P. Reddish & D. Xygalatas (2017). Sync to Link: How Does Synchrony Promote Cooperation.
Biological Psychology 127:191-197 download here

Xygalatas, D., Kotherová, S., Maňo, P., Kundt, R., Cigán, J., Kundtová Klocová, E., & Lang (2017). M. Big Gods in Small Places: The Random Allocation Game in Mauritius. Religion, Brain and Behavior. download here

Purzycki, B., J. Henrich, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, & A. Norenzayan (2017). The Evolution of Religion and Morality: A Synthesis of Ethnographic and Experimental Evidence from Eight Societies,
Religion, Brain and Behavior. download here

Pazhoohi, F., M Lang, D. Xygalatas & K. Grammer (2016). Religious veiling as a mate-guarding strategy: effects of environmental pressures on cultural practices,
Evolutionary Psychological Science. download here

Purzycki, B., C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, A. Norenzayan & J. Henrich (2016). Cross-cultural dataset for the Evolution of Religion and Morality Project.
Nature Scientific Data 3:16099. download here

Xygalatas, D. & M. Lang (2016). Prosociality and Religion. In N. Kasumi Clements (ed).
Mental Religion. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks. Macmillan, 119-133.

Purzycki, B., C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, J. Henrich, R. McNamara, A. Norenzayan, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas (2016).
CERC Dataset, Harvard Dataverse, doi: 10.7910/DVN/ERKCLS

Krátký, J., M. Lang, J. Shaver, D. Jerotijević, & D. Xygalatas (2016). Anxiety and ritualization: Can attention discriminate compulsion from routine?
Communicative & Integrative Biology 9(3): e1174799 download here

Lang, M., P. Mitkidis, R. Kundt, A. Nichols, L. Krajčíková & D. Xygalatas (2016). Music as a sacred cue? Effects of religious music on moral behavior. Frontiers in Psychology. download here

Purzycki, B., A. Norenzayan, C. Apicella, Q. Atkinson, E. Cohen, R. McNamara, A. Willard, D. Xygalatas, & J. Henrich (2016). Moralistic Gods, Supernatural Punishment and the Expansion of Human Sociality,
Nature 530, 327–330. download here

Krátký, J., J. McGraw, D. Xygalatas, P. Mitkidis, & P. Reddish (2016), It depends who is watching you: 3-dimensional agent representations increase generosity in a naturalistic setting,
PLOS ONE 11(2): e0148845. download here

Xygalatas, D., Kundtová Klocová, E., Cigán, J., Kundt, R., Maňo, P., Kotherová, S., Mitkidis, P. , Wallot, S. & Kanovsky, M. (2015). Location, location, location: Effects of cross-religious primes on prosocial behaviour,
International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. download here

Lang, M, Shaw, D., Reddish, P., Wallot, S., Mitkidis, P. & Xygalatas, D. 2015. Lost in the Rhythm: Effects of Rhythm on Subsequent Interpersonal Co-ordination.
Cognitive Science. download here

Lang, M., Krátký, J., Shaver, J., Jerotijević, D., & Xygalatas, D., 2015. Effects of Anxiety on Spontaneous Ritualized Behavior,
Current Biology 25, 1-6. download here

Xygalatas, D., 2014. Cognitive Historiography. Are we There yet?
Journal of Cognitive Historiography download here

Xygalatas, D., 2014. The biosocial basis of collective effervescence: An experimental anthropological study of a fire-walking ritual,
Fieldwork in Religion 9(1): 53–67 download here

Fischer, R. & D. Xygalatas. 2014. Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies,
Journal of Cognition and Culture 14: 345–355 download here

Xygalatas, D. 2014. Ritual and cohesion. What is the place of euphoric arousal? Commentary on H. Whitehouse & J. A. Lanman, “The Ties that Bind Us: Ritual, Fusion, and Identification”,
Current Anthropology 55 (6) download here

Mitkidis, P., Xygalatas, D., Buttrick, N., Porubanova, M. & Lienard, P. 2014. The Impact of Authority on Cooperation: A cross-cultural examination of systemic trust.
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology download here

Fischer, R., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Reddish, P., Konvalinka, I., & Bulbulia, J. 2014. The fire-walker’s high: Affect and physiological responses in an extreme collective ritual.
PLOS ONE 9(2): e88355 download here

Porubanova-Norquist, M., Shaw, D, McKay, R. & Xygalatas, D. 2014. Memory biases toward expectation-violating agents.
PLOS ONE download here

Xygalatas, D. 2014. Cognitive Science of Religion, in: D.A. Leeming (ed.)
Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, 2nd ed., Springer London, 343-347 download here

Xygalatas, D. 2014. Editorial: Religion and Sociality,
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 2(1): 1-4 download here

Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P., Fischer, R., Reddish, P., Skewes, J., Geertz, A. W., Roepstorff, A. & Bulbulia, J. 2013. Extreme Rituals Promote Prosociality.
Psychological Science download here

Porubanova-Norquist, M., Shaw, D. & Xygalatas, D. 2014. Minimal Counterintuitiveness Revisited: Effects of cultural and ontological violations on concept memorability.
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 1(2): 181-192 download here

Bulbulia, J. D. Xygalatas, U. Schjødt, S. Fondevila, Ch. Sibley, & I. Konvalinka. 2013. Images From a Jointly-Arousing Collective Ritual Reveal Emotional Polarization,
Frontiers in Psychology. download here

Xygalatas, D., Schjoedt, U., Bulbulia, J., Konvalinka, I., Jegindø, E-M., Reddish, P., Geertz, A. W., & Roepstorff, A. 2013. Autobiographical Memory in a Fire-Walking Ritual.
Journal of Cognition and Culture 13(1-2): 1-16. download here

Xygalatas, D. 2013. Přenos laboratoře do terénu: Využití smíšených metod během terénního studia náboženství (Bringing the Lab into the Field: Using mixed methods to study religion in the wild),
Sociální Studia 10(2): 15-25 download here

McCorkle, W. W. & Xygalatas D. 2013. Social Minds, Mental Cultures: Weaving Together Cognition and Culture in the Study of Religion, in: D. Xygalatas & W. McCorkle (eds.),
Mental Culture: Classical Social theory and the Cognitive Science of Religion, London: Acumen, 1-10 download here

Xygalatas, D. 2013. “Anastenaria”, in: A. Runehov & L. Oviedo (eds.),
Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, Springer Verlag download here

Xygalatas, D. 2013. “Fire-walking”, in: A. Runehov & L. Oviedo (eds.),
Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, Springer Verlag download here

Xygalatas, D. 2013. What is natural and unnatural about religion and science,
Religion, Brain and Behavior. DOI:10.1080/2153599X.2013.767043 download here

Schjødt, U., Sørensen, J., Nielbo, K. L., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P. & Bulbulia, J. 2013. The resource model and the principle of predictive coding: A framework for analyzing proximate effects of ritual.
Religion, Brain, and Behavior 3(1): 79-86 download here

Schjødt, U. Sørensen, J. Nielbo, K., Xygalatas, D., Mitkidis, P. & Bulbulia, J. 2013. Cognitive resource depletion in religious interactions, target article,
Religion, Brain and Behavior 3(1): 39-55 download here

Xygalatas, D. Editorial: The Experimental Research of Religion,
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion 1(2): 137-139 download here

Xygalatas, D. & McKay, R. 2013. Announcing a new journal: the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion,
Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion download here

D. Xygalatas, 2012. “Effects of religious setting on cooperative behaviour. A case study from Mauritius”,
Religion, Brain and Behavior, download here

McCorkle, W. W. & Xygalatas, D. 2012. “Past, Present, and Future in the Scientific Study of Religion”,
Religio 20 (2): 149-153 download here

D. Xygalatas, 2011. I. Konvalinka, A. Roepstorff, and J. Bulbulia. “Quantifying collective effervescence: Heart-rate dynamics at a fire-walking ritual”,
Communicative & Integrative Biology 4 (6): 735-738. download here

I. Konvalinka, 2011. D. Xygalatas, J. Bulbulia, U. Schjødt, E-M. Jegindø, S. Wallot, G. Van Orden, and A. Roepstorff. “Synchronized arousal between performers and related spectators in a fire-walking ritual”,
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). download here

D. Xygalatas. 2011. “Ethnography, Historiography, and the Making of History in the Tradition of the Anastenaria”,
History and Anthropology 22 (1): 57-74. download here

D. Xygalatas, 2012. “Fire-walking in the Balkans: High Arousal Rituals and Memory”, in: I. Czachesz and T. Bíró (eds.),
Changing Minds: Religion and Cognition through the Ages, Groningen Studies in Cultural Change Series, Leuven: Peeters.

D. Xygalatas. 2010. “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”,
Journal of Cognition and Culture 10: 401-403. download here

D. Xygalatas, 2010. “Can the Study of Religion be Scientific?”, in: D. Wiebe and P. Pachis (eds.),
Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. Essays in Honour of Luther H. Martin, Thessaloniki: Barbounakis, pp. 531-549. download here

D. Xygalatas, & O. Panayotidou, 2010. “From Object to Human: Archaeology, Cognitive Science, and the Evolution of the Mind”, preface to the Greek Translation of Steven Mithen,
The Prehistory of the Mind (Greek title: Η Προϊστορία του Νου, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας), pp. 7-18.

D. Xygalatas, 2008. “Fire-walking and the Brain: The Physiology of High-Arousal Rituals”, in: J. Bulbulia, R. Sosis, E. Harris, R. Genet, C. Genet, and K. Wyman (eds.)
Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques, Santa Margarita, CA: Collins Foundation Press, pp. 189-195. download here

D. Xygalatas, 2008. “Reductionism and the Scientific Study of Religion”, preface to the Greek Translation of Pascal Boyer,
Religion Explained (Greek title: Και ο Άνθρωπος Έπλασε τους Θεούς, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας), pp. 9-25.

D. Xygalatas, 2007. “The Flying Spaghetti Monster and Religious Fundamentalism”, preface to the Greek translation of: Daniel Dennett,
Breaking the Spell (Greek Title: Απομυθοποίηση, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας), pp. 7-13.

D. Xygalatas, 2006. “Introduction to the Cognitive Science of Religion”, preface to the Greek Translation of Harvey Whitehouse,
Modes of Religiosity (Greek title: Τύποι Θρησκευτικότητας, Θεσσαλονίκη: Βάνιας), pp. 9-92.