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Even "Bigger Gods" developed amongst the pastoralist followers of Moses and Mohammed: Consistent with uncertainty and disadvantage, but not prosocality
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2016 (English)In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, ISSN 0140-525X, E-ISSN 1469-1825, Vol. 39, 27-28 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) PublishedText
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The gods of monotheistic religions, which began amongst pastoralists and defeated exiles, are closer to Big Gods than those associated with ancient city-based polities. The development of Big Gods is contingent upon a need to reduce uncertainty and negative feelings in combination with a relatively high level of prosociality, rather than a need to induce or assess prosociality.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121613DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X15000412ISI: 000375051800011PubMedID: 26948728OAI: diva2:940232
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-03 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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