In collaboration with Konrad Talmont-Kaminski at the University of Bialystok, Poland, the Center for Modeling Social Systems at NORCE is launching a new project on “Religion, Ideology, and Prosociality.”

The project, which is funded by an EEA-Norway grant, will run from July 2020 to June 2023. The team will include two PhD stipends, three post-doctoral stipends, a quantitative sociologist, a cognitive psychologist and several subject matter experts in sociology, psychology, and the scientific study of religion.

We plan to develop at least four computational models that will be designed to simulate the emergence of social phenomena such as “fuzzy fidelity” and secularization, as well as the cognitive dynamics involved in processes related to error management and epistemic vigiliance.