Cigarettes for the dead: effects of sorcery beliefs on parochial prosociality in Mauritius

  title={Cigarettes for the dead: effects of sorcery beliefs on parochial prosociality in Mauritius},
  author={Eva Kundtov{\'a} Klocov{\'a} and Martin Lang and Peter Maňo and R. Kundt and Dimitrios Xygalatas},
  journal={Religion, Brain \& Behavior},
  pages={116 - 131}
ABSTRACT Research testing evolutionary models of religious morality shows that supernatural beliefs in moralizing gods positively affect prosociality. However, the effects of beliefs related to local supernatural agents have not been extensively explored. Drawing from a Mauritian Hindu sample, we investigated the effects of beliefs and practices related to two different types of local supernatural agents (spirits of the deceased unconcerned with morality) on preferential resources allocation to… 
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