Religion promotes a love for thy neighbour: But how big is the neighbourhood? Commentary on Norenzayan et al. / McKay, Ryan; Whitehouse, Harvey.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 39, e20, 07.03.2016.

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The term prosocial has often been taken to mean nice or neighbourly, but many acts that further in-group interests are hostile and aggressive towards out-groups. According to Norenzayan et al., religion's ability to foster social cohesion within religious groups has been a key factor in the human transition to complex societies. But what are the prospects for nonparochial “religious prosociality”?
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Mar 2016


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