Mortal Rituals

How social norms make us human

Matthew Rossano, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Southeastern Louisiana University.


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About Mortal Rituals

This blog discusses ritual behavior as an adaptive social mechanism. Also the role of ritual, religion, and belief in daily life and in healthy and sometimes unhealthy functioning. The varying interacting roles of science, reason, ritual and religion are also discussed. 

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