Science Express: Extreme Rituals
Thu 7 Nov 2013,
Espresso, Level 4
In this month’s Science Express, Dr Ronald Fischer discusses the importance of ritual in today’s societies.
Do extreme rituals promote cooperation and well-being? How might some of the more extreme practices taking place around the world help us understand more about these cultures and the people living within them? And what can they tell us about ourselves as fellow humans?
Ronald Fischer is an associate professor in psychology at Victoria University of Wellington.
Supported by Victoria University’s Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research.
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