The 4th Brazilian Meeting on Evolution of Human Behavior 23-27 Mach 2020

About the Conference:

The 4th Brazilian Meeting on Evolution of Human Behavior is an international scientific conference aiming to discuss the human mind and behavior holistically, analyzing the origins and causes of human behavior, its changes, development, and social impact, creating an integrative understanding and basis for application in various areas. In addition to its scientific impact, the event is expected to create and strengthen collaborations among world and Brazilian researchers and students.

Date and place: 23rd and 27th of March 2020, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil.

Keynote speakers: Martie Haselton (USA), Paul Vasey (Canada); Catherine Salmon (USA); David Puts (USA); Tabita Hünemeier (Brazil); Dennis Werner (Brazil)

https://www.4thbrazilianehb.com/speakers/

 

Symposia:

  1. Feminist Perspective in Evolutionary Psychology (Maryanne Fisher, Canada, together with the Brazilian collective “Maria Emilia – (R)evolutionary women”)
  2. Human Sexuality from the Evolutionary Perspective (Catherine Salmon, David Puts, Paul Vasey)
  3. Comparative Study of Development: Environmental effects (Briseida Resende, Patricia Izar, Nicolas Chaline)

 

Besides, we plan approximately 5 thematic oral sessions, and one poster session, depending on the number of abstract submissions.

Abstract submissions: Abstract submissions are open until November 10th 2019. We encourage submissions of empirical or theoretical studies focusing on the mind and/or behavior of humans and other animals based on evolutionary or ethological perspectives.

https://www.4thbrazilianehb.com/submission/

Key deadlines:

Abstract submissions: Nov 10th 2019

Notification of Acceptance:  Nov 25th 2019

Conference registration: Early bird until Dez 1st 2019

For more details please see our website: https://www.4thbrazilianehb.com/

And Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4thbrazilianehb/

Organizers: Jaroslava Varella Valentova; Anthonieta Looman Mafra; Marco Antonio Correa Varella

Funding: FAPESP

Call for proposals: ROPH’20 Conference on Research on Political Hostility

The Research on Political Hostility (ROPH) Project at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, in collaboration with the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) are pleased to open this call for proposals for the ROPH’20 conference on research on political hostility. The conference will take place at AIAS on January 23-24, 2020.

About the Conference

Democratic societies are facing a new challenge: Frequent and intense online political hostility. Hostility is apparent in conversations about politics between citizens, and between elites, and is arguably also a defining feature a lot of “fake news”. The ROPH’20 conference takes stock of our current knowledge about online political hostility and identify the next big questions we need to solve. The backbone of the conference will be a series of plenary talks by leading figures from diverse academic disciplines including political science, communication science, and psychology. The conference will also host roundtable discussions with practitioners and two poster sessions to facilitate dissemination of cutting-edge research. We expect considerable interest from representatives of media and practitioners. The ROPH’20 conference marks the launch of the five-year Research on Online Political Hostility (ROPH) project, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Keynote speakers

Diana Mutz, Michael Hogg, Sander van der Linden, Lilliana Mason, Stephan Lewandowsky, Jason Reifler, Alexandra Siegel, Luke Glowacki, Patricia Rossini, and Michael Bang Petersen

Submission of poster proposal

An important aim of the conference is to facilitate networking in an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners interested in political hostility, broadly defined. Accordingly, there will be great emphasis on the two poster sessions hosted during the conference. Each poster session will be held at a central location of the venue, will be accompanied by either drinks or snacks and will contain a select number of presenters to avoid overcrowding.

We invite both junior and established researchers interested in causes, consequences or counter-measures related to political hostility to submit 300-word abstracts proposing a poster. The conference embraces interdisciplinarity, and is open to submissions from all fields, but we particularly welcome submissions from political science, psychology, communication science, anthropology, and computer science. The deadline for submission is Oct 28 and decision letters will be send out in early November. To submit your proposal, click here.

Participants who will not present papers are also welcome to attend the conference.

Key deadlines:

  • Poster proposals: Oct 28 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance:  Nov 5 2019
  • Conference registration: Jan 9 2020

For more details please see our website: http://aias.au.dk/events/roph20-conference/

3rd Jávea Workshop on Social and Evolutionary Psychology March 26th – 28th 2020

Social Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology: Integration and Progress

Dates: 26thof March (arrival and welcome dinner) till 28thof March 2020 (final dinner with live music). This is a couple of days before the EHBEA conference in Krakow, Poland. There are many direct flights to Alicante, the airport closest to Jávea (Xàbia)

Organizing universities:University of Groningen, Arizona State University and University of Valencia

Number of participants: minimally 15, maximally 20

Scientific committee:

Vaughn Becker, Arizona State University, USA

Abraham P. Buunk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Robin Dunbar, University of Oxford, UK

Douglas T. Kenrick, Arizona State University, USA

Karlijn Massar, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Ferran Suay i Lerma, University of Valencia, Spain

 

Local organizer: Abraham P. Buunk, a.p.buunk@rug.nl

Participants: A maximum of 20 people, with a balance will between junior and senior scholars, men and women, North Americans and Europeans, and evolutionary and social psychologists.

Location: Hotel Costamar, Jávea (Xàbia), Province of Alicante, Spain. http://hotelcostamarjavea.es/

This decent and clean hotel is located a few metres from the beach in the old port of Jávea (Xàbia). This city has a characteristic old town, with narrow streets and toscastone buildings, a spectacular coast line, and a relatively unspoiled, beautiful inland with canyons, mountains and quaint little villages.

Registration fee: € 150,-. This includes three dinners in various restaurants, drinks, a guided tour through the old town of Jávea (Xàbia), a social event with paella and live Cuban music.

Hotel rates: We can happily just benefit from the low season rates. For the workshop, one needs three nights. Rates per night: vary from € 35 for a single room to € 70.- for a double room with sea view and balcony.

Some participants may be booked in another hotel, a minute walking distance away.

Hotel rooms should be booked through Abraham Buunk.

Description:

The goal of this workshop is to promote the integration between social psychology and evolutionary psychology. These disciplines have many overlapping interests, including mate selection, person perception, altruism, aggression, sex differences, intergroup conflict, ostracism, and leadership. Each speaker will have 25 minutes for his or her presentation, with 10 minutes of discussion.

Submissions:

Abstracts of 100 words that fit the goals of the workshop can be submitted no later than December 1st  2019 to Abraham Buunk, a.p.buunk@rug.nl.

No later than January 15th, participants will be informed whether or not their paper is accepted, and will receive travel information.

Call for abstracts: Cognition, Behaviour & Evolution Network meeting 14-15 Nov 2019

CBEN 2019

THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF SOCIALITY

DATE: November 14-15, 2019
PLACE: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN) brings together scholars from evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, philosophy, and cultural evolution. Founded in 2015, CBEN facilitates research and education regarding evolution of cognition and behavior. CBEN is based in The Netherlands and Belgium but we welcome scholars from other countries to join us.

We organize an annual conference in the Fall semester. This year we welcome everyone to the University of Amsterdam on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 November 2019. The central theme of this year’s conference will be “The Costs and Benefits of Sociality”. We especially welcome submissions that fit this year’s theme from evolutionary, behavioral, and cognitive perspectives. Yet, we also welcome scholars from other subfields to present their work either as an oral presentation or a poster presentation. We have very exciting keynote speakers, who are world-class researchers on this topic: Simon Gächter, Joan Silk and Cecile Sarabian. Please find more information about the conference (e.g., abstract submission, registration) here.

Call for Abstracts: 2nd annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution

Registration is now open for EPinOz 2019 – the second annual meeting of the Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution (https://www.ashbe.org/). It will be held 6th December, in the UNSW Business School (Kensington Campus, UNSW).

Registration is free and will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea for the day. We will also have prizes for Best Student Presentation.

Students and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend and present (non-presenting attendees are also very, very welcome!). We invite presentations from any field related to the study of human behaviour from an evolutionary perspective (including evolutionary psychology, anthropology, and behavioural ecology, including from presenters working on non-human species, with direct implications for understanding the evolution of human behaviour).

The conference will be followed by post-conference drinks / food at the Coogee Pavilion.

Click here to register (and submit an abstract): https://csufobjbs.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHoZw3Avq7UnXsp

ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School

We are now accepting student applications for the first ever Interdisciplinary Cooperation Winter School. It will take place at ASU, Jan 6-10, 2020. Student registration and travel grants are available to cover nearly the entire cost of attending for students in financial need. The application deadline has been extended to October 11th, 2019. You can find more information and apply here: http://www.aktipislab.org/winterschool.


The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School
Cooperation is an inherently interdisciplinary topic, and one that can only be effectively studied through multiple methods and with the engagement of diverse scholars across many disciplines. The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School provides a forum for learning about the fundamental processes underlying cooperation across diverse systems and disciplines including Psychology, Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Sociology and Computational Modeling. Through lectures, seminars and small tutorial sessions, students in the Winter School have the opportunity to learn from leading cooperation researchers, build new skills and develop projects.

Lecturers and instructors include
Athena Aktipis
Lee Cronk
Regis Ferrier
Aurora Nedelcu
Nichola Raihani
Joan Silk
Polly Wiessner


Who can attend
The ASU Interdisciplinary Study of Cooperation Winter School is aimed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows but is also open to advanced undergraduates and early career faculty in any disciplinary field. Approximately 20 students will be accepted into this winter school.


Costs
The registration fee of $550 includes attendance at all presentations, tutorials, lodging during the school and most meals. We are able to offer this low registration fee to students because of funding provided by the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Initiative at ASU and the President’s Office. In addition to this subsidized registration fee, additional monetary assistance is available for students with financial need. Students who are accepted into the summer school will have the opportunity to apply for travel grants ($300 domestic, $500 international) and discounted registrations ($300 off the regular registration cost) if they are unable to cover the costs of attendance.


Application process
Prospective students are required to submit application materials including an application form, an essay, an abstract for a poster and a letter of recommendation. Click on the “Apply” link on our website to complete your application. Please send the letter of recommendation via email at cooperation@asu.edu with the subject line “ICI Winter School Letter of Recommendation.” Applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Organizing Committee and students will be informed of acceptance by October 20, 2019.

Questions? Check our our website at http://www.aktipislab.org/winterschool) or contact Cristina Baciu at cbaciu@asu.edu

International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress 2020 (ISBE 2020)

The International Society for Behavioral Ecology is pleased to announce that the 18th International Behavioral Ecology Congress will be hosted in Melbourne, Australia from Sunday 27 September to Friday 2 October 2020.

ISBE congresses are held every two years and attract a lively mix of behavioral ecologists at all career stages from around the globe.

There is an exciting program, which includes top-notch plenaries, as well as oral and poster sessions presenting the latest research.  Blind reviewing of abstracts, ISBE travel support for students and participants from developing nations, and free onsite child care ensure the widest participation.  And as a break from the science there are mid-congress excursions and a well established football tournament – the hottest fixture in international football!

The Organising Committee invites you to join us in Melbourne in 2020.  To stay abreast of the latest updates and news regarding the Congress, please register your interest here.

More information can be found here. We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

 

Key Dates:

  • Call for Abstracts Opens: Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Closes: Monday 2 March 2020
  • Registration Opens: Monday 3 February 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: Tuesday 26 May 2020

18th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce the 18th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP, which will take place Thursday, February 27th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

More information can be found at our webpage, and you can register now on SPSP’s website.

We have an incredible lineup of speakers, including:

On the heels of last year’s successful break-out lunch session, we’re again offering attendees a chance to gain practical insight from leading minds. Douglas Kenrick & Steven Neuberg (Arizona State University) will lead this year’s session: “Marketing Yourself as an (Evolutionary) Social Psychologist.” (This session is free for registered attendees.)

We will also feature a poster session and a data blitz session. We encourage both graduate students and faculty to submit their work for presentation. Abstract submissions will open on 10/1 and will close on 11/22 at 11:59pm. Presenters will be notified in early December, well before the early-bird registration deadline. Presenters can submit via our webpage.

Feel free to reach out with questions. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
– Co-organizers Jaimie Arona Krems (Oklahoma State University) & Michael Barlev (Arizona State University)

2nd Biennial Heterodoxy In Psychology Conference

January 9-12, 2020

Chapman University | Doubletree Hotel, Orange, CA

The Heterodoxy in Psychology Conference provides an interactive forum for the exchange of research and ideas that are ideologically and intellectually heterodox in the science, teaching, and practice of psychology and closely allied disciplines.

For details about the conference, including information about submitting paper or poster proposals:

www.chapman.edu/heterodoxyinpsychology

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Call for abstracts for the Social Neuroendocrinology Preconference at HBES 2019

We are delighted to offer the Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution preconference again at HBES 2019 in Boston!

This preconference meeting is an opportunity to connect new and established researchers who are investigating the social influences and effects of both endogenous and exogenous hormones in the context of human evolution.

The preconference event will take place on the morning of Wednesday May 29th, before HBES begins. This event will include short DataBlitz presentations with a focus on preliminary data, plenary talks from researchers in the field, and a networking lunch open to all attendees.

We are pleased to announce two plenary speakers presenting at this event:

Dr Jon Maner, from the department of Psychology at Florida State University

Dr Patty Kuo, from the department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame

If you are interested in presenting in our DataBlitz session, please submit an abstract for consideration by April 20th (abstract decisions announced May 3rd). These brief talks open to all, but are particularly encouraged from undergraduate/postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers. DataBlitz talks should emphasize new and/or preliminary research findings.

Please contact Amanda Hahn (amanda.hahn@humboldt.edu) or Jaime Palmer-Hague (Jaime.PalmerHague@twu.ca) with any questions regarding this event or for late registration.