Episode 4 focuses on defining religion, using a unified psychological and anthropological model of religion. This podcast is one of the more involved podcasts and feedback would be greatly appreciated. For more information about the development of the model addressed in this episode, the full article on the topic is available here. Related to this article, there is also another paper which utilizes the model to develop the concept of a newly identified religion which I refer to as Religious Rejectionism.
Goldman, Daniel S. 2018. “A Unified Psychological and Anthropological Model of Religion.” SocArXiv. June 17. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/XQDUV.
Goldman, Daniel S. 2018. “On Religious Rejectionism.” SocArXiv. April 6. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/D7HPB.
Harris, Sam, Jonas T. Kaplan, Ashley Curiel, Susan Y. Bookheimer, Marco Iacoboni, and Mark S. Cohen. “The Neural Correlates of Religious and Nonreligious Belief.” PLoS ONE4, no. 10 (2009). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007272.
Wiech, Katja, Miguel Farias, Guy Kahane, Nicholas Shackel, Wiebke Tiede, and Irene Tracey. “An FMRI Study Measuring Analgesia Enhanced by Religion as a Belief System.” Pain 139, no. 2 (2008): 467-76. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2008.07.030.