This project will investigate the role of collective prayer for parochial altruism. Complex societies require cooperation, even with non-kin and strangers.
Jeremy Ginges, Senior Fellow at ARTIS Research, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and director of the Laboratory of Social and Political Psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Prior to his current position he was on faculty in the Research Center for Group Dynamics at the University of Michigan (2003-2006) and held a field research fellowship at the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2002). His work explores the role moral reasoning plays in binding people together to form meaningful social groups and the way moral reasoning, particularly over sacred values, influences the trajectory of cultural, political, and violent conflicts. Jeremy received his PhD in Psychology from Tel Aviv University and obtained a MA (Psychology) and BA (Psychology and History) from Macquarie University in Australia.