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The First HBES Roundtable Seminar Series — October 29

HBES is excited to announce the first HBES Roundtable Seminar Series! What: HBES’s Roundtable Seminar Series  1st Topic: Beyond WEIRD, a decade later: Population diversity in the evolutionary study of human behavior. See also EHB’s Beyond WEIRD Special Issue. Speakers: Clark Barrett, Dorsa Amir, Joseph Henrich, and Brooke Scelza Moderated by: Coren Apicella Date: Thursday, October 29 […]

What is HBES Doing About the WEIRD Problem?

By HBES Executive Council Members, Chris von Rueden & Coren Apicella   Evolution and Human Behavior (EHB) just released its September issue, which is devoted to highlighting ongoing research in the evolutionary social sciences that expands beyond WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) populations. This special issue, titled “Beyond WEIRD, a decade later: Population […]

How Culture Shapes Who Hunter-Gatherers Prefer To Live With

By Kristopher Smith   What kind of people do you like to surround yourself with? If you’re like the participants in most psychology studies, you probably prefer to be friends with people who are trustworthy and generous. This makes sense; when the going gets tough, you want friends you can rely on to be there […]

Beyond WEIRD Morality

by Mohammad Atari   A decade ago, Joseph Henrich, Steven Heine, and Ara Norenzayan published a landmark paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences titled, “The weirdest people in the world?”. The cardinal argument of Henrich and colleagues was that there is an over-reliance on Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, Democratic (WEIRD) samples in psychological research. The term […]

HBES Solicits Nominations for 2021 Executive Council Election

Dear HBES members,   2021 will be a big election year for the Executive Council. We are therefore seeking suggestions for nominees for the following positions: President of HBES Member-at-Large (two positions available) Student Representative (must be current graduate student through spring 2023) Please use this elections form on the HBES website to submit up […]

Welcome to HBES 2021 Palm Springs!

As the hosts, we would like to invite everyone to the 32nd annual HBES conference in sunny southern California. The conference will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. Convenient to the Palm Springs international airport or a three hour drive from Los Angeles. The city itself boasts a great selection […]

Program Officer in Life Sciences Position at John Templeton Foundation

The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the biggest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We support research and public outreach within disciplines ranging from astrophysics, evolutionary biology, and genetics, to philosophy, psychology, and economics. We encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians, as well as between […]

PhD Positions in Evolutionary Psychology & Psychobiology at the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN)

Dr. Jaimie Arona Krems and Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven are each planning on accepting one or two PhD students into their labs—the Krems Social & Evolutionary Psychology Lab and the Byrd-Craven Psychobiology Lab—this application cycle.   Research from OCEAN faculty touch on female cooperation and competition, friendship, hormonal underpinnings of bonding, social emotions, morality, and stereotyping […]

PhD Position in Evolutionary Psychology at the University of New Mexico

Dr. Tania Reynolds is planning to accept one PhD student this application cycle to her evolutionary psychology lab in the Psychology Department at the University of New Mexico. Her lab researches social competition, female intrasexual aggression, friendship preferences, social cognition, and ideological biases. See https://psych.unm.edu/people/faculty/profile/tania-reynolds.html for more information.   Interested applicants can find information about the […]

Oakland University is Seeking an Assistant Professor of Psychology (Quantitative Analysis)

The Department of Psychology at Oakland University (www.oakland.edu/psychology) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment with expertise in QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall, 2021. Primary research interests should complement those of existing faculty in one or more of our graduate program areas: Behavioral Health, Social/Personality, Evolutionary & Comparative (https://www.oakland.edu/psychology/graduate-programs/). A market competitive […]