Entries by Nicole Barbaro

Important COVID-19 Information Regarding HBES Activities

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing situation that is causing much uncertainty for universities and scientific societies. The HBES Executive Council is continuously monitoring the situation and will communicate with the membership as new updates become available. Below, we have important information regarding upcoming HBES activities. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this difficult […]

Two positions in psychology at Newcastle University.

Two positions are available to join the School of Psychology, and the Behavioural Science and Psychology research theme at Newcastle University. Appointments will be made at lecturer or senior lecturer level. One post is focused on cognitive psychology, whereas the specialism for the other is open. Newcastle has existing strengths in comparative, evolutionary and biological […]

Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at North Carolina State University

We invite students, postdocs, faculty, public health practitioners, physicians, and veterinarians to the annual Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at North Carolina State University from May 17th to May 22, 2020, sponsored by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) and organized by Brian Wiegmann (NCSU), Charles Nunn (Duke University) and Meredith Spence Beaulieu (Duke […]

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 […]