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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“These patterns indicate clear scope for what evolutionary anthropologists describe as ‘sexual conflict’ over age at marriage,” he said. “However . . . measures of women’s empowerment, mental health and fertility were all unrelated to spousal age gap."

https://www.noozhawk.com/article/ucsb_scholars_examine_effect_of_spousal_age_gap_on_womens_wellbeing

"The age of the sediments also suggests H. sapiens made the tracks, the researchers say. . .the team dated the sediments above and below the footprints to 121,000 and 112,000 years."

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/these-120000-year-old-footprints-offer-early-evidence-humans-arabia

"The research, from CU Anschutz, published in @evolhumbeh, presents a hypothesis supporting a role for fructose, a component of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and uric acid, in increasing the risk for these behavioral disorders."

https://news.cuanschutz.edu/news-stories/high-fructose-intake-may-drive-aggressive-behaviors-adhd-bipolar-disorder

“This study sheds light on why that may be and indicates that, as chimps dispersed away from predictable, stable environments, there may have been a greater need for them to evolve novel behaviours to help them adapt to new, perhaps harsher habitats."

https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2020/09/stirling-expert-informs-new-study-on-chimpanzee-behaviour/