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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Psychology D-index 48 Citations 17,987 89 World Ranking 3552 National Ranking 370

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • World War II
  • Social science

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.

His most cited work include:

  • In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion (632 citations)
  • Religion's evolutionary landscape: Counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion (497 citations)
  • Folk biology and the anthropology of science: Cognitive universals and cultural particulars (455 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

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.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Terrorism (21.26%)
  • Law (21.74%)
  • Social psychology (21.74%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2011-2021)?

  • Social psychology (21.74%)
  • Sacrifice (5.31%)
  • Environmental ethics (18.84%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

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

  • International relations together with Social evolution and Ecological analysis,
  • Cultural conflict and related Social environment, Political science of religion, Cognition, Ethnic group and Normative. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Cultural diversity, Multidisciplinary approach, Management science and Knowledge management. His Collective identity research integrates issues from Sociocultural evolution, Terrorism, Ingroups and outgroups and CONQUEST.

Between 2011 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict (138 citations)
  • Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict (138 citations)
  • Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict (138 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • World War II
  • Social science

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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Best Publications

In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Scott Atran.
(2002)

2372 Citations

Cognitive foundations of natural history: Towards an anthropology of science.

Scott Atran.
Man (1992)

1440 Citations

Cognitive Foundations of Natural History

Scott Atran.
(1990)

1412 Citations

Genesis of Suicide Terrorism

Scott Atran.
Science (2003)

1223 Citations

Religion's evolutionary landscape: Counterintuition, commitment, compassion, communion

Scott Atran;Ara Norenzayan.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2004)

1139 Citations

Folk biology and the anthropology of science: Cognitive universals and cultural particulars

Scott Atran.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1998)

1001 Citations

The native mind: biological categorization and reasoning in development and across cultures.

Douglas L. Medin;Scott Atran.
Psychological Review (2004)

548 Citations

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)

539 Citations

The tree of life: Universal and cultural features of folkbiological taxonomies and inductions

Alejandro López;Scott Atran;John D. Coley;Douglas L. Medin.
Cognitive Psychology (1997)

486 Citations

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)

484 Citations

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Profile was last updated on December 6th, 2021.
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