An issue of EHB

New E&HB article format: Short Reports

The official HBES journal, Evolution and Human Behavior, has created a new report format: short reports. Short reports, created in honor of John Tooby, are intended to expedite the publication of concise reports of original research. Short reports contain no more than 3000 words in the introduction, methods, results and discussion combined, an abstract of 200 words or less, and a maximum of 30 references. The introduction, only a few paragraphs in length, should state concisely the evolutionary rationale for the project (for example, the relevant selection pressure/adaptive problem and proposed behavioral/cognitive solution), a very brief description of the methods used, and specific empirical predictions. Short reports may have online-only supplements that contain full materials, supplemental tables, and details of complex methods. However, the supplement may not be used to circumvent the word count. A reviewer/reader of EHB should be able to evaluate the science of a short report solely from the main paper. Members of the Editorial Review Board and Invited Reviewers of short reports will be notified of this new format to ensure appropriate appreciation of its concise nature. Details will appear soon on the EHB website.

Take part in a commentary article on John Tooby quotes

– by Deb Lieberman, Editor-in-Chief, Evolution & Human Behavior

In honor of John Tooby (1952-2023) and his contributions to our field, members of HBES and invited guests are welcome to pick a quote(s) from any Tooby publication of any year and take up to 350 words to state its importance or its impact on science. The 350-word runway is firm, no matter how many quotes you pull. You need not include a discussion of the quote if you do not wish; you can simply include your favorite quotes or passages. Whatever the case, your all-in word limit including any quotes is a firm 350 words. This is to allow as many HBES members to contribute as possible.


How many submissions per scholar?

How many authors per submission?
One. Single author submissions only.

Can the same quote be used by multiple contributors?
Yes. Of all the sentences written, we are hoping there is a wealth of options. However, we also know that people will have different interpretations and comments on similar quotes. The editorial team will organize submissions.

How many references are allowed?
The only references allowed will be for the quote(s) used.

What is the word limit?
350 words. All in. Firm.

How do I submit?
Complete the form using the Qualtrics link or QR code below:

QR code for submissions

Will the submissions be reviewed?
Yes, by members of the Editorial Board. HBES membership will be verified. Submissions from non-HBES members (or individuals who have not been personally invited by the Editor) will be rejected. If you’d like to renew your HBES membership prior to submission, visit:

Where can I find all of John Tooby’s publications?
Here is a link to the Center for Evolutionary Psychology Publication list, where you can find most of John’s publications. (

When are submissions due?
Submissions are due by March 31st and notification of acceptance will be rolling. The link for submissions will be disabled after this date.

When will the tribute be published?
The editorial team will collect and compile the submissions, with the aim of publishing the collection as a single on-line article in the third or fourth issue of 2024. Details will be sent to contributors.

Deb Lieberman
Editor-in-Chief, EHB

Dates, deadlines, & info about HBES 2024 (Aarhus, Denmark)

We are fast approaching the 35th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior & Evolution Society in Aarhus, Denmark! It will be held at Aarhus University from May 22-25, 2024. Here are some important dates to know about HBES 2024:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Feb 1st
  • Final abstract acceptance confirmations: March 1st
  • Last day for Early Registration: March 31st
  • Regular Registration begins: April 1st
  • Childcare registration deadline: April 15th
  • Regular Registration ends: May 21st
  • Late Registration begins: May 22nd
  • Conference dates: May 22-25

We have an exciting lineup of plenaries: Brian Nosek will give the keynote, and we will have plenaries by Dorsa Amir, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Nicolas Baumard, Judith Maria Burkart, Joseph Carroll, Jaimie Krems, and Manvir Singh.

Bookmark the conference website for updates and the most recent information.

Looking forward to seeing you in Aarhus!

Evolutionary-friendly job in Social Psychology in Colorado Springs

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, has a faculty position available for a Social Psychologist with the Area of Specialization open. HBES member Laith Al-Shawaf is eager for some evolutionary colleagues, so if you’re looking for something in Social Psychology, you should apply!

Here’s the job ad:

Priority will be tgiven to applications received before Jan 7th, 2024.

Evolutionary faculty job in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University’s Psychology Department has a faculty position available in social neuroscience and/or evolutionary approaches to social behavior. Join the existing group of evolutionary researchers at the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis (OCEAN)! Applications due Nov 1st.

See here for more information:

Tenure-track Anthropology faculty position at Cal Poly

There’s a tenure-track faculty position in Biomedical Anthropology available at Caly Poly in San Luis Obispo. They’re looking for someone doing research “linking evolution, ecology, biology and culture to aspects of human health, adaptation, wellness and disease”. Start date: Sept 2024. Review of applications begins: Oct 2nd 2023. For more details, see the full job ad here.


Special issue of Early Human Development

Got evolutionary thoughts on development? John Manning & Bernhard Fink are editing a special issue of Early Human Development [IF 2.5] entitled “Biological and Psychological Perspectives on Early Human Development”. Submissions are due April 15th 2024.

This Special Issue invites contributions on topics of early human development from a biological and/or psychological perspective that advance the understanding of human behaviour, health, and socioeconomic outcomes. It aims to integrate traditional approaches and develop new synergies between biology, medicine, and psychology with a focus on early developmental effects such as hormone action, developmental instability and the role of genetics/epigenetics (including twin research) in social inquiry. An adaptationist perspective is welcome but not mandatory. The Special Issue plans to publish ~10-15 articles, which are typically Original Research Papers reporting new data. Review articles and Commentaries may be solicited by the Editors.

See link for more detail.

Two New Jobs at Douglas College (Canada)

Come join us in the suburbs of Vancouver! Douglas College is a teaching focused, undergraduate institution with opportunities for research. Hiring one Full-time faculty member in Cognitive Psychology and another with Counselling/Clinical Psychology background. More info here. Feel free to contact Laura Dane for more info (

New Job Opening in Padova (Italy)

New job in Department of General Psychology, University of Padova (Italy). Closing date for applications: Sunday, 11 June 2023.

Three new job openings at Brunel

Please see below for THREE job openings at Brunel University London.

Three new jobs at the Centre for Culture and Evolution (CCE) at Brunel University London. The CCE research themes include Gender, Sexuality, & Relationships; Religion, Morality, & Health Beliefs; Cooperation, Conflict & Social Inequality; Learning & Child Development; Digital Living & Online Cultures and Cultural Identities & Immigration.


Lecturer (Assistant Professor): Closing date for applications:  Sunday, 28 May 2023 (Midnight).
Lecturer (12-month appointment): Closing date for applications:  Wednesday, 31 May 2023 (Midnight).
Reader/Professor (and Centre Director): date for applications: Sunday, 11 June 2023 (Midnight).