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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Expect something special from the next issues of @EvolHumBehav!

Two special issues will be published this fall:

Beyond WEIRD: progress on expanding evo research beyond WEIRD populations

Life History Theory: recent advancements and debates in the area

Congratulations to the 2020 Margo Wilson Award winners for best paper published in @EvolHumBehav in 2019, "Assortative mating and the evolution of desirability covariation" by @dconroybeam et al.

.@EvolHumBehav has a new research paper format: EHB Reproductions.

EHB Reproductions report on efforts to replicate empirical research previously published in EHB.

Read for more details!

HBES is looking for grad student or post-doc volunteers to help coordinate a new initiative by HBES: The HBES Virtual Round Table Discussion Series.

Complimentary membership offered and a great networking opportunity. Inquire by August 15th! #phdchat