Peer Teaching in Hunter-Gatherer Societies By: Sheina Lew-Levy One of our species most adaptive traits is our ability to transmit, and improve upon, knowledge from one generation to the next. This reliance on cumulative cultural knowledge has allowed humans to move into diverse, and sometimes challenging environments. For example, we are the only species […]
About Nicole Barbaro
I earned my PhD in psychology from Oakland University. I am currently a Research Scientist at WGU Labs conducting research to improve student outcomes in higher education. I serve as the Communications Officer for HBES.
Entries by Nicole Barbaro
Children’s Understanding of Dominance and Prestige in China and the UK By: Anni Kajanus*, Narges Afshordi*, & Felix Warneken *joint first authors Children recognize social rank differences between individuals from early on, for instance associating bigger physical size with dominance. However, dominance—gaining high rank through force or threat of force—is only one mechanism of […]
Dear HBES Members: The results from the survey you all filled out about Evolution and Human Behavior and Elsevier were very clear, and very helpful. We received around 280 responses to each survey question. The main question of the survey was: Given that the transition would eliminate $130K/year inflow into the Society’s reserves, how important is […]
Dear HBES Members: Thank you to everyone who filled out the post-conference survey for HBES 2019 in Boston. The results – including the many insightful comments and suggestions – were very helpful, and the council will be using them to improve our annual conference moving forward. Below, we have included some highlights from the survey spanning […]
Bobbi Low is Professor Emerita in the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan, where she’s also affiliated with the Institute for Social Research and the Center for Study of Complex Systems. She is also a co-founding member of HBES and winner of the 2019 Lifetime Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution, […]
Abstract submissions for the Culture Conference 2020 are now open! Submissions should be relevant to this year’s theme of “Evolutionary Perspectives on Culture”. Abstracts for talks and posters up to 300 words will be accepted until 20th March. Poster submissions also have the option of a 5-minute lightning talk. This year we’re doing a blind […]
5-year Research Fellow position available as part of ERC Consolidator grant ‘Individual differences in facial expressivity: Social function, facial anatomy and evolutionary origins’ at University of Portsmouth The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England […]
Call for Papers: Psychological Perspectives on Culture Change Important Dates Paper proposals due: March 31, 2020 Decisions on paper proposals: April 30, 2020 Manuscripts due: July 31, 2020 Guest Editors: Michael E. W. Varnum, PhD, Arizona State University Igor Grossmann, PhD, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Advisory Editor: Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD, American […]
Brunel University London is recruiting at all levels at the Centre for Culture and Evolution @CCE_Brunel. For Reader/Professor, we are looking to recruit in the area of cross-cultural psychology and individual differences (https://careers.brunel.ac.uk/vacancy/readerprofessor-of-psychology-cce—13347-409584.html). At L/SL level, looking to recruit in areas of behavioural ecology, cross-cultural psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and/or evolutionary psychology (https://careers.brunel.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-psychology-cce—13348-409565.html).
The HBES 2020 Conference website is now live! The conference will take place June 24-27, 2020 in Detroit, MI. Plenary speakers have been announced. Abstract submissions will open January 31, 2020. More conference details to come!