The Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) is a society for all those studying the evolution of human behavior. Scientific perspectives range from evolutionary psychology to evolutionary anthropology and cultural evolution. The society’s worldwide membership includes researchers from a range of disciplines in the social and biological sciences.

HBES hosts an annual conference that provides a forum exploring current research in the field. The conference offers invited plenary presentations from leading scientists.

The official journal of HBES is Evolution and Human Behavior, an interdisciplinary journal presenting research reports and theory in which evolutionary perspectives are brought to bear on the study of human behavior.

HBES provides the Early Career Award and the Lifetime Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution. The Margo Wilson Award is an annual award made by the editors of Evolution and Human Behavior for best paper published in the journal in the previous year. Three further awards are made during the annual conference, the New Investigator Award, the Post-Doctoral Research Award and the Best Poster Award.

HBES provides two types of grants, General Funding Grant and Student Funding Grant for guest speaker to subsidize costs associated with hosting events and other educational opportunities related to the mission of HBES.

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Interestingly, around the age of puberty, young peoples' views changed. "Kids all of a sudden had a jump in beard preferences," says Nelson. They started to like beards more and judged them more like adults do. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/30/746616246/kids-see-bearded-men-as-strong-but-unattractive-study-finds

Online first in @EvolHumBehav: "Paternity confidence and social obligations explain men's allocations to romantic partners in an experimental giving game" https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513819301928#f0015

The social psychology group at the VU Amsterdam is hiring an Assistant Professor whose research focuses on psychological, economic, and evolutionary perspectives on social interactions. Application deadline is 31 December 2019. https://www.hbes.com/assistant-professor-of-social-psychology-opening-at-vu-amsterdam/