The cultural morphospace of ritual form: examining modes of religiosity cross-culturally

Evolution and Human behavior Vol/Iss. 32 Elsevier Published In Pages: 50-62
By Atkinson, Quentin D., Whitehouse, Harvey


Dysphorically arousing rituals will be positively associated with reliance on foraging rather than agriculture, and intergroup warfare (52).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Spearman’s rank-order correlationNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Agricultural IntensityIndependentTillage
Dysphoric ArousalDependentRitual
Intergroup WarfareIndependentInstigation Of War