Entries by Nicole Barbaro

Seeking Ph.D. students in psychological sciences at the University of Padova

Seeking Ph.D. students in psychological sciences at the University of Padova. The psychology program features strong psychometric and experimental methods training with non-human animal facilities; a program that is over 100 years old. University of Padova is nearly 800 years old, is the home of modern medicine, was once the home of noted professors like […]

2020 HBES Award Information

Dear HBES members, There have been many questions about how our annual society and conference awards will be handled given the cancelation of the annual HBES conference that was scheduled to be held in June. The Executive Council has made the following decisions with regard to the society and conference awards. 2020 HBES Early Career […]

Why Do We Stereotype Others by Sex and Age?

by Oliver Sng, Keelah Williams, & Steven Neuberg   The study of sex and age stereotypes—the general beliefs we hold about others based on their sex and age—has had a long history. In a recent paper, we present a new perspective to thinking about this topic. Specifically, we propose that social perceivers are actually “lay […]

Comparing Evolutionary Models of Sexual Initiation

by Kristin Snopkowski & John Ziker   Life history theory examines how organisms allocate energy throughout the lifespan.  While it was originally developed in biology, more recently a large number of researchers have begun to use life history theory as a way to examine phenotypically plastic responses to early life factors in humans.  This research […]

Getting Refunds for Flights and Lodging for Cancelled HBES 2020

Syndicated columnist, author, and longtime HBES member Amy Alkon here. Around March 26, I saw tweets from grad students that American Airlines and AirBnb were refusing refunds for flights and lodging for June HBES, cancelled due to coronavirus. Other airlines may also be refusing to refund. Delta, thankfully, is refunding money. A number of us tried […]

A Letter from the Editor of Evolution and Human Behavior

Dear HBES members, I hope this letter finds you all in good health and relatively sane. I am pleased to give the membership an update on EHB. As many of you already know, Elsevier recently migrated the online submission system to Editorial Manager. Together with the production staff and the Editorial Board, I have been […]

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 […]