Harnessing cohesion for a more peaceful world
Audio, video, and blog content from CSSC contributors
TEDx talk by Oliver Scott Curry, CSSC Research Affiliate, exploring questions such as "What’s the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, moral and immoral?"
9 March 2020
Talks at Google: Julia Ebner, CSSC DPhil candidate, discusses the ways in which these groups radicalize their members and what can be done to counter them.
25 February 2020
BBC 5live interview with Adrian Chiles.
Segment from Episode 2: Tribalism, featuring Martha Newson. Part of a Discovery UK investigation into hate, produced by Steven Spielberg and Alex Gibney.
20 October 2019
As Chief Consultant on the BBC2 ‘Extraordinary Rituals’ series, Harvey Whitehouse reports from behind the scenes.
17 August 2018
TEDx talk by Scott Atran, L’echappée volêe.
Opening Keynote by Lord Alderdice recorded for 'The Day After Tomorrow' CASSE event, which took place in Melbourne, Australia.
25 March 2017
Scott Atran's presentation at the World Government Summit, Dubai.
Harvey Whitehouse's Ideas Lab presentation at the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the European Research Council.
18 January 2017
Scott Atran's Ideas Lab presentation at the World Economic Forum.
Harvey Whitehouse's Betazone presentation at the World Economic Forum, in partnership with Nature Publishing Group.
17 January 2017
TEDx talk by Julia Ebner, CSSC DPhil candidate.
10 November 2016
Scott Atran's segment in 'Through the Wormhole' with Morgan Freeman, on the Discovery Channel.
Dominic Johnson, David Macdonald and Harvey Whitehouse, Directors of the Oxford Martin Programme on Natural Governance, look at what the reaction to Cecil's death can tell us about human co-operation.
Harvey Whitehouse appeared in episode 4, 'Creation', of 'The Story of God with Morgan Freeman', on the National Geographic Channel.
24 April 2016
Harvey Whitehouse and Daniel Mullins discuss how Seshat: The Global History Databank can help researchers examine the role of rituals in binding communities together throughout human history.
17 September 2015
Harvey Whitehouse's panel participation at the Integrative Science Symposium, International Convention of Psychological Science, Effectenbeurszaal, Amsterdam.
13 March 2015
An interview with anthropologist Harvey Whitehouse about the role of rituals in the evolution and maintenance of social behaviour.
23 December 2013
Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition, and Culture, University of British Columbia.
20 August 2013
Laboratory for Experimental Research on Religion (LEVYNA), Masaryk University.
25 February 2013
CSSC Director speaks to BFM Malaysia about identity fusion, barrier-crossing leadership and tackling extremism.
10 December 2019
CSSC Director talks to the Social Science Bites podcast about his research into rituals.
5 September 2019
Scott Atran talks to Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast, ABC Australia.
5 September 2017
Why children really believe in Santa – the surprising psychology behind traditionRohan Kapitány | The Conversation
Solving the Puzzle of Supercooperators Means Studying Cooperation CooperativelyHarvey Whitehouse | The Seshat Newsletter
26 November 2019
A bad time for (some) theories but a good time for history?Harvey Whitehouse & Pieter François | Cliodynamica
5 May 2019
De-redicalization or De-fusion?Harvey Whitehouse | Social Change Lab
8 October 2018
Do Universal Moral Intuitions Shape and Constrain Culturally Prevalent Moral Norms?Harvey Whitehouse & Ryan McKay | The Evolution Institute
17 May 2018
Families Succeed Where Weapons and Security FailJulia Ebner & Leah Selig Chauhan | Centre for Mediterranean Integration (CMI)
3 May 2017
People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why?Christopher Kavanagh | Aeon Magazine
16 January 2017
Developing the Field Site Concept for the Study of Cultural Evolution: The Promise and the PerilsChristopher Kavanagh & Yo Nakawake | The Evolution Institute
Developing the Field Site Concept for the Study of Cultural Evolution: An Anthropologist's ViewHarvey Whitehouse | Social Evolution Forum
19 October 2016
Religion Without BeliefChristopher Kavanagh | Aeon Magazine
15 September 2016
Did Easter Island culture collapse? The answer is not so simpleChristopher Kavanagh | Aeon Magazine
11 May 2016
The Role of Ritual in the Evolution of Social Complexity: Five Predictions and a Drum RollHarvey Whitehouse, Pieter François & Peter Turchin | Social Evolution Forum
19 October 2015
Three Wishes for the WorldHarvey Whitehouse | Social Evolution Forum
12 March 2013
To Understand Present Day Cultures We Must Study the Past: a Commentary on David Sloan WilsonMichael Hochberg & Harvey Whitehouse | Social Evolution Forum
15 October 2012
Intelligent Design Versus Random Mutation? (A comment on Steven Pinker)Harvey Whitehouse & Ryan McKay | Social Evolution Forum
22 June 2012
Four Recipes for ReligionHarvey Whitehouse | International Cognition and Culture Institute
25 January 2010
Anthropology in Crisis - What, Still?Harvey Whitehouse | International Cognition and Culture Institute
7 June 2009
Why Do We Sometimes De-Humanize Our Fellow Humans? Some Preliminary ReflectionsHarvey Whitehouse & Justin Barrett | International Cognition and Culture Institute
21 December 2008