The Ritual Stance and the Precaution System

I have just published the second paper of my PhD, ‘The Ritual Stance and the Precaution System’ in Religion, Brain & Behavior. I have put together a brief 3-minute video summarising the present findings in the context of the paper that preceded it.

I won’t summarise the findings here, because, well, that’s what the video is for. For those of you who want more meat (or nuance) simply download the full paper here. Further, I have made my data available at OSF (click here). Unfortunately, I didn’t have the foresight to pre-register my predictions, but you’ll notice there are (as of publishing this post) two pre-registered studies online, and I intend to register at least two more in the near future.

This is my third experiment (over two papers) using this particular methodology (here is the first). For those playing along at home, I am in the process of replicating this behaviourally in the lab. While I won’t go into too much detail on that just yet, I can say I have completed one experiment (on undergrads) and am completing the same experiment with a convenience sample of people out in public.