11-30 - If culture, religion, serve this death defying...

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If culture, religion, serve this death defying function, then if you make people aware of their own death, increase thoughts of death, that should make people more invested in culture, religion, etc. When you remind them that they are going to die. Bolster ideas of culture, more negative to those who threaten it. If your religion allows you to carry on after physical death, someone comes along says their religion is different and correct, you should be especially negative to those that threaten your religion. People as Social Animals Monday, Nov. 30 Behavior in the Presence of Others Triplett(1898) Noticed that in sports competitions, people often performed better when with others compared to being alone. Tested performance on the “competition machine” alone or in the presence of others Coaction, not teamwork Results: People perform better in the presence of others (social facilitation) Chen (1937) Is this a general phenomenon among social animals? Will ants perform nest building when in the presence, not helping, of other ants
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