Scott Atran mainly focuses on Cognition, Epistemology, Negotiation, Cognitive science and Folk biology. His Cognition research incorporates elements of Concept learning and Natural history. The Epistemology study combines topics in areas such as Cultural transmission in animals, Social psychology and Cognitive science of religion.
His Negotiation study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Compromise, Environmental ethics and Cognitive reframing. Scott Atran has included themes like Conventional wisdom, Conflict resolution, Law, Honor and Framing in his Environmental ethics study. Scott Atran focuses mostly in the field of Folk biology, narrowing it down to topics relating to Cultural diversity and, in certain cases, Group conflict, Categorization, Cultural group selection, Social science and Maya.
Scott Atran focuses on Terrorism, Law, Social psychology, Epistemology and Cognition. The Terrorism study which covers Criminology that intersects with Suicide terrorism. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Judaism and Islam.
His Social psychology research integrates issues from Compromise, Context, Perception and Action. His study in Epistemology is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Folk biology and Affect. In his work, Inference and Sociocultural evolution is strongly intertwined with Cognitive science, which is a subfield of Cognition.
His scientific interests lie mostly in Social psychology, Sacrifice, Environmental ethics, Negotiation and Incentive. His study in the field of Group conflict also crosses realms of Social value orientations. His Sacrifice research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Empirical evidence, Law, State, Reference group and Sharia.
His Environmental ethics study also includes
Social psychology, Collective identity, Incentive, Negotiation and Cooperative behavior are his primary areas of study. Scott Atran specializes in Social psychology, namely Group conflict. His studies deal with areas such as Compromise, Resistance, Social influence and Exit strategy as well as Group conflict.
His Collective identity study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Sacrifice and Terrorism. Incentive and Political economy are two areas of study in which he engages in interdisciplinary research. His studies in Political economy integrate themes in fields like Law, Global terrorism, Politics and Control.
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In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion
Cognitive foundations of natural history: Towards an anthropology of science.
Cognitive Foundations of Natural History
Genesis of Suicide Terrorism
Religion's evolutionary landscape: Counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion
Scott Atran;Ara Norenzayan.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2004)
Folk biology and the anthropology of science: Cognitive universals and cultural particulars
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1998)
The native mind: biological categorization and reasoning in development and across cultures.
Douglas L. Medin;Scott Atran.
Psychological Review (2004)
Categorization and Reasoning among Tree Experts: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?☆
Douglas L. Medin;Elizabeth B. Lynch;John D. Coley;Scott Atran.
Cognitive Psychology (1997)
The Evolution of Religion: How Cognitive By-Products, Adaptive Learning Heuristics, Ritual Displays, and Group Competition Generate Deep Commitments to Prosocial Religions
Scott Atran;Joseph Henrich.
Biological Theory (2010)
The cultural mind: environmental decision making and cultural modeling within and across populations.
Scott Atran;Douglas L. Medin;Norbert O. Ross.
Psychological Review (2005)
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