S Atran

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi From mutualism to moral transcendence
    Scott Atran
    UMR 8129, CNRS Institut Jean Nicod Ecole Normale Supérieure, 75005 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 36:81-2. 2013
  2. doi Religious and sacred imperatives in human conflict
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 29 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Science 336:855-7. 2012
  3. doi Parasite stress is not so critical to the history of religions or major modern group formations
    Scott Atran
    UMR 8129, CNRS Institut Jean Nicod Ecole Normale Supérieure, 75005 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 35:79-80. 2012
  4. ncbi Social science. Sacred barriers to conflict resolution
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 29 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Science 317:1039-40. 2007
  5. ncbi The cultural mind: environmental decision making and cultural modeling within and across populations
    Scott Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
    Psychol Rev 112:744-76. 2005
  6. ncbi Religion's evolutionary landscape: counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 75007 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 27:713-30; discussion 730-70. 2004
  7. ncbi Genesis of suicide terrorism
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 1 bis Avenue Lowendal, 75007 Paris, France, and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Science 299:1534-9. 2003
  8. pmc Folkecology and commons management in the Maya Lowlands
    S Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée, 1 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:7598-603. 1999
  9. ncbi Folk biology and the anthropology of science: cognitive universals and cultural particulars
    S Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CREA Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 21:547-69; discussion 569-609. 1998
  10. ncbi Small groups find fatal purpose through the web
    Scott Atran
    Nature 437:620. 2005

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi From mutualism to moral transcendence
    Scott Atran
    UMR 8129, CNRS Institut Jean Nicod Ecole Normale Supérieure, 75005 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 36:81-2. 2013
    ..Primary social identity is bounded by sacred values, which drive individuals to promote their group through non-rational commitment to actions independently of likely risks and rewards...
  2. doi Religious and sacred imperatives in human conflict
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 29 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Science 336:855-7. 2012
    ..Sacred values sustain intractable conflicts that defy "business-like" negotiation, but also provide surprising opportunities for resolution...
  3. doi Parasite stress is not so critical to the history of religions or major modern group formations
    Scott Atran
    UMR 8129, CNRS Institut Jean Nicod Ecole Normale Supérieure, 75005 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 35:79-80. 2012
    ..Applied to modern social formations, however, the arguments and inferences from data are problematic...
  4. ncbi Social science. Sacred barriers to conflict resolution
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 29 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Science 317:1039-40. 2007
  5. ncbi The cultural mind: environmental decision making and cultural modeling within and across populations
    Scott Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France
    Psychol Rev 112:744-76. 2005
    ..This framework addresses several methodological issues, such as limitations on conceiving culture to be a well-defined system, bounded entity, independent variable, or an internalized component of minds...
  6. ncbi Religion's evolutionary landscape: counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 75007 Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 27:713-30; discussion 730-70. 2004
    ..Because religious beliefs cannot be deductively or inductively validated, validation occurs only by ritually addressing the very emotions motivating religion. Cross-cultural experimental evidence encourages these claims...
  7. ncbi Genesis of suicide terrorism
    Scott Atran
    CNRS Institut Jean Nicod, 1 bis Avenue Lowendal, 75007 Paris, France, and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 1248, USA
    Science 299:1534-9. 2003
    ..A first line of defense is to get the communities from which suicide attackers stem to stop the attacks by learning how to minimize the receptivity of mostly ordinary people to recruiting organizations...
  8. pmc Folkecology and commons management in the Maya Lowlands
    S Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée, 1 rue Descartes, 75005 Paris, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:7598-603. 1999
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  9. ncbi Folk biology and the anthropology of science: cognitive universals and cultural particulars
    S Atran
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CREA Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
    Behav Brain Sci 21:547-69; discussion 569-609. 1998
    ..Moreover, theory-driven scientific knowledge cannot simply replace folk knowledge in everyday life. Folk-biological knowledge is not driven by implicit or inchoate theories of the sort science aims to make more accurate and perfect...
  10. ncbi Small groups find fatal purpose through the web
    Scott Atran
    Nature 437:620. 2005
  11. ncbi A bird's eye view: biological categorization and reasoning within and across cultures
    Jeremy N Bailenson
    Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 9660, USA
    Cognition 84:1-53. 2002
    ..These findings also show that relative expertise leads to a convergence of thought that transcends cultural boundaries and shared experiences...
  12. ncbi The native mind: biological categorization and reasoning in development and across cultures
    Douglas L Medin
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60209 2710, USA
    Psychol Rev 111:960-83. 2004
    ..Certain phenomena are robust across populations, consistent with notions of a core module...
  13. pmc Sacred bounds on rational resolution of violent political conflict
    Jeremy Ginges
    Department of Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York, NY 10003, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:7357-60. 2007
    ..We show that the use of material incentives to promote the peaceful resolution of political and cultural conflicts may backfire when adversaries treat contested issues as sacred values...
  14. pmc Cultural mosaics and mental models of nature
    Megan Bang
    TERC, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13868-74. 2007
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