Would extraterrestrial intelligence have language? If so, what can we say about the nature of such language prior to making contact, or before even knowing whether extraterrestrial intelligence exists? To explore these questions, chapter proposals are invited for an edited book titled Xenolinguistics: Toward a Science of Extraterrestrial Language. This book builds upon the forthcoming Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Cognition and Communication in the Universe (Oxford University Press, 2018), which is also edited by Douglas Vakoch. Proposals informed by the evolution of language are encouraged, as are proposals exploring the distinctive nature of language when compared with nonhuman communication systems.
The deadline for submission of manuscripts to be considered for the New Investigator and Postdoctoral Award is 1 April. You can find more information here.
Our team is conducting two meta-analyses:
1. Moral Licensing
Specifically, we are interested in looking at the moderating effects of study procedures (such as whether the participants were observed during the licensing manipulation), and characteristics of the measures (such as the ambiguity of the dependent measure) on the moral licensing effect.
2. Watching Eyes Effects
Specifically, we are examining whether exposure length to observation cues (long or short) explain the inconsistencies in the literature regarding the impact of eye images on generosity.
Now we are looking for any unpublished experimental studies (e.g., manuscripts, doctoral dissertations, file drawer) or data on these topics.
The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies 2017, 4th annual conference will take place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland between September 20-22, 2017.
The submission deadline for posters and oral presentations is on 5 June 2017. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words excluding title, author names and affiliations. Abstracts should be written in English. Text should be organized into four sections: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusions.
All the information about the Conference is available at www.ptnce2017.pl.
The Connecting Minds In Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution Preconference will return to HBES this year on Wednesday Mary 31st 9am-12pm. This event is an opportunity for all to connect with HBES researchers investigating the social influences and effects of hormones in the context of human evolution. We will hear from Drs. Sonia Cavigelli, Pennsylvania State University, and Keith Welker, University of Massachusetts Boston, who will give us an overview of their current research and discuss some issues related to conducting research connecting hormones and social behaviour from an evolutionary perspective.
A datablitz session will follow, where students and early career researchers will provide brief research talks, followed by an opportunity to network and receive feedback on their research. Participants in the datablitz session will also be invited to a mentoring lunch where they will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with our keynote speakers.
All students, post-docs, and early career researchers working in the field of social neuroendocrinology are encouraged to submit an abstract for this datablitz session. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 18th. Please visit http://hbes2017.com/conference/neuroendocrinology-pre-conference/ for more information or to submit your abstract.
Mark van Vugt – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Chris von Rueden- Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
Leadership is one of the most important research themes in the social sciences, permeating all scales of human cooperation, from intra-household decision-making to the management of complex organizations and states. Leadership is also a growing area of interest in the evolutionary and biological sciences, which are providing new insights into the emergence and dynamics of leader-follower relationships in human and non-human societies (Couzin et al., 2005; King et al., 2009; Smith et al., 2016). Greater integration of theory and method across the social and biological sciences can be helpful to inform future theory, research, and best leadership practice, which is a core aim of The Leadership Quarterly too (Antonakis, 2017).
The Connecting Minds In Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution Preconference will return to HBES this year! The event will take place on Wednesday Mary 31st 9am-12pm and is free for all to attend. Please indicate your intent to attend this event during the HBES registration process.
We are pleased to announce the 15th annual SPSP Evolutionary Psychology Pre-Conference, January 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
We will have six invited speakers:
- Pat Barclay, University of Guelph
- Dan Conroy-Beam, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Marco Del Giudice, University of New Mexico
- Amanda Hahn, Humboldt University
- Katherine Kinzler, Cornell University
- Robert Kurzban, University of Pennsylvania
The organizing committee invites authors to submit their research for presentation at the conference (Data Blitz or Poster Presentation). Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, November 25th, 2016. First authors will be notified of the status of their submission via email by December 12th 2016. Abstracts must be 200 words or less. Please see the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference website to submit your abstract.