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.

HBES members enjoy…

#HBES2021 starts this week! And don't miss the WEBS Networking Mixer Friday, June 25 at 4:30pm EDT. We'll have small group discussions on professional and social topics. RSVP:
HBES Schedule is available here:

Looking forward to talking about moral molecules at HBES on Thursday 1.30pm (EDT) @moral_psych @mjbsp @c_pelican #HBES2021 #moralityascooperation

Relatedly, am looking forward to present my paper on the evolution of male competitiveness at @HumBehEvoSoc on June 29th in the session organized by @page_eco , with @EffersonCharles and Arthur Robson.

“The expectation that males are more competitive than fems has produced lab tools fine-tuned to record competitiveness in males, but not necessarily in fems, whose motivation to compete would be under-estimated when factors that matter to fems are not included in the experiment.”