Poster Guidelines for HBES 2018

We have now finalized the guidelines for poster presentations at HBES 2018 in Amsterdam. You can find them here.

2nd Javea Workshop on Social and Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary and Social Psychology: Confrontation, Interaction and Integration

Dates: 28th of June (arrival and welcome dinner) – 1st of July 2018, a couple of days before the HBES conference in Amsterdam. There are many direct flights from Amsterdam to Alicante, the airport closest to Javea.
Organizing universities: University of Groningen and IDOCAL, University of Valencia

Number of participants: minimally 15, maximally 20

Scientific committee:
Douglas T. Kenrick, Arizona State University, USA
MartieHaselton, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Thomas Pollet, University of Newcastle, UK
José Maria Peiro,University of Valencia, Spain
Abraham P. Buunk, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Local organizer: Abraham P. Buunk,

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Early Registration for HBES 2018 ends today at midnight

Early registration for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam will end today at midnight Amsterdam time. A small percentage of people may experience technical difficulties when trying to pay with a credit card. Our suggestion is that you try a different card, emptying cookies in your browser or using a different browser. Also feel free to contact us at

International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health: Park City, Utah, August 1-4, 2018

The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health is announcing our 4th annual meeting this year in spectacular Park City, Utah, August 1-4, 2018. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for psychologists, anthropologists, biologists, students, clinicians and public health professionals (and more) to share their research and advance the goals of the society: to use evolutionary insights to improve medical research and practice and to advance evolutionary biology.

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Registration for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam is now open!

We’re happy to announce that registration for HBES 2018 is now open. Please click here to register. You can find out more about registration deadlines here.

Call for abstracts for the Social Neuroendocrinology Preconference at HBES 2018

We are delighted to offer the Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution preconference again at HBES 2018 in Amsterdam!

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 July 4th, before HBES begins. This event will include short DataBlitz presentations from young researchers in the field with a focus on preliminary data, plenary talks from established researchers in the field, and a networking lunch open to all attendees. It is free to attend, but please register for the preconference with your main HBES registration to ensure that the event is properly catered.

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

  • Dr Peter Bos, from the department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University
  • Dr Marco Del Giudice, from the department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico

If you are a young researcher interested in presenting in our DataBlitz session, please submit an abstract for consideration by April 1 (abstract decisions announced May 1st). These brief talks are limited to undergraduate and postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers and should emphasize new and/or preliminary research findings.

Please contact Amanda Hahn ( or Jaime Palmer-Hague ( with any questions regarding this event or for late registration.

Abstract Submission Opens for HBES 2018

We are happy to announce that abstract submission for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam is now open. Please click here to submit your abstract. The submission deadline is March 2nd.



HBES 2018 in Amsterdam

We’re happy to announce that website for HBES 2018 in Amsterdam is now live (/conference/hbes2018/). You can find out about invited speakers, preliminary schedule, and deadlines.

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Message from the New President

I want to thank Kristin Snopkowski and John Ziker once again for organizing a very successful HBES. Running annual conferences is a herculean task, done on a volunteer basis, and the Society is grateful for an in debt to the entire team at Boise.

I also want to say congratulations to all of our award winners this year! The names of the winners are all available at While all of our winners can be proud of their accomplishments, I want to add a special congratulations to Rob Boyd and Pete Richerson, winners of the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Coren Apicella, winner of the Early Career Award. And while on the subject of congratulations, they are due as well to our new officers, elected by the membership.

Please also note that the winner of the Margo Wilson Award, given by the Society’s journal, Evolution and Human Behavior, is, as in previous years, available as an open access paper, free for all to download. In addition, this year, through our arrangements with Elsevier, we will also be able to make the top three runners up available for open access. Check back soon on the journal’s home page, which will be updated shortly. And next time you are considering where to send your completed manuscripts first, please remember that the Margo Wilson Award, in addition to honoring one of our Society’s true heroes, also comes with a $3,500 prize.

We will be making a photo album of the event on the facebook page. If anyone has pictures they would like to share, please email them to On that note, if you have not yet visited (and liked) the Society’s Facebook page, please do so and check or our Twitter feed (@HumBehEvoSoc) regularly for updated information and announcements.

I look forward to seeing you all in Amsterdam, for the conference which will begin on the 4th of July. If anyone has suggestions for the conference, please feel free to send an email with your idea to me and Josh Tybur.

Thanks, and I’ll see you all next year!

Rob Kurzban, President, HBES