Entries by Nicole Barbaro

Peer Teaching in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

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 […]

Children’s Understanding of Dominance and Prestige in China and the UK

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 […]

EHB, Elsevier Survey Results

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 […]

HBES 2019 Boston: Post-Conference Survey Results

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 […]

Abstract submissions for the Culture Conference 2020 are now open!

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 at University of Portsmouth

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 (American Psychologist)

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 […]

Job Postings at Brunel University London, Centre for Culture & Evolution

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).