CFA PROTOLANG 6

September 9-12, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/home

We invite scholars from A(rcheology) to Z(oology) to contribute data, experimental and theoretical research

The 2019 conference additionally calls out for contributions on the following 5 themes:

  1. Paleolithic Cosmologies: How Hominins conceptualized Matter, Space/Ecology, Time, Words & Numbers
  2. Defining Protolanguage and the Biological, Cognitive, and Cultural Mechanisms and Processes whereby it evolved
  3. History, Philosophy and Methodologies to Study Primate and Human Cognition, Communication & Culture
  4. Multimodal Theories in Primate Communication and (Proto)Language
  5. Modelling of Language Evolution (trees, networks, agent and population dynamics)

Participant pools of 40+ researchers for study on human behavior and evolution

We are 20 researchers from varying institutions around the world (mainly Western Europe, some with access to non-WEIRD samples) who would be willing to collect data for a study that is relevant for the field of human behavior and evolution. The study could be a replication of an influential finding, or a novel study investigating a question that is of general interest to the field. It should be possible to run the study in the lab (max. 30 minutes) without any specialized equipment or software.

If you are interested in using our network to coordinate a collaborative multi-lab project, please contact Bastian Jaeger (b.jaeger@uvt.nl) with the following information:

  1. a short description of the research question and hypothesis and why it is of special importance to the field,
  2. the name of the original paper (in case it is a replication),
  3. the expected length of the study, and
  4. what materials would be required.

Let me know if you have questions about our participant pools or anything else. In case multiple researchers are interested in using the available capacities, we will try to combine the studies into one study package that is administered simultaneously. Otherwise, the participating researchers will vote on which project to carry out.

*** You can also contact me if you are interested in contributing to this project by collecting data for a study proposed by somebody else ***

Aleksandra­ Szymkow, Bastian Jaeger, Ben Jones, Christoph Schild, Curtis Atkisson, Daniel Farrelly, Emily Emmott, Florian van Leeuwen, Julia Jünger, Julie Driebe, Lars Penke, Lisa DeBruine, Manpal Bhogal, Natalia Dutra, Ruben Arslan, Simon Columbus, Tanja Gerlach, Tobias Kordsmeyer, Victor Shiramizu, and Willem Sleegers.

See https://osf.io/2xupt/ for details.

Tenure track assistant professor in the area of biological/physiological psychology

THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT CLARKSON UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in the area of biological/physiological psychology and/or cognitive neuroscience. The position starts August 1, 2019. Responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester and developing a nationally recognized research program. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in both research and undergraduate teaching and will integrate the two by involving undergraduates in their research program. The teaching load will include an introductory psychology course and advanced courses related to their area of expertise (e.g., Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology). Clarkson, New York State’s highest ranked small research institution, is located in a rural setting just outside the Adirondack Park and has year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Clarkson lies within minutes of three other colleges and is within two hours of Montreal, Ottawa, and Lake Placid. To submit your application, go to www.clarkson.edu/hr and click on “Current Positions” on the right hand navigation bar. Review of applications begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson University actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women, people with disabilities, and veterans. International candidates are also welcome to apply. Employer will assist in relocation costs.

Assistant Professor – Cognitive Psychology

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a full-time, Assistant Professor, tenure track position in Psychology beginning August 2019. The area of specialization is in cognitive psychology, with a focus on the interface between high level cognition and law. Ideal candidates will have a strong background and research expertise in either memory or decision-making as it relates to the law, and the individual would be expected to teach a course in the psychology of law as part of their instructional responsibilities. Candidates are expected to have a record of and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Competitive salary and start-up funds are available.

Candidates will be expected to serve as a research mentor for doctoral students, to supervise undergraduate research, and to provide quality classroom instruction for both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. A successful faculty candidate should be willing to teach from a multicultural perspective and should be willing to mentor ethnically and racially underrepresented students. Diversity is a core value of the Department of Psychology and we maintain two programs to encourage the recruitment, retention, and success of diverse students.

The Department has 23 full-time faculty and offers Ph.D. degrees in experimental psychology and clinical psychology. The experimental program has concentrations in Developmental, Comparative-Neurobiological, Cognitive, and Social-Personality. The Department offers training to approximately 50 doctoral students and 600 undergraduate majors. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Department website at http://psychology.okstate.edu.

OSU is located in Stillwater, OK, an environmentally clean, safe, pleasant city of 45,000 located in north central Oklahoma, approximately 70 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Stillwater public schools were recently selected as one of the “100 Best Public School Systems in America,” and the city has excellent affordable housing.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio, compiled as a single PDF file, should be uploaded to the application portal at http://jobs.okstate.edu. Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu.

Qualifications

The area of specialization is in cognitive psychology, with a focus on the interface between high level cognition and law. Ideal candidates will have a strong background and research expertise in either memory or decision-making as it relates to the law, and the individual would be expected to teach a course in the psychology of law as part of their instructional responsibilities.Candidates are expected to have a record of and dedication to scholarly activity, and to interact well with colleagues and students. They must also demonstrate the capacity to maintain a high-quality research program leading to scholarly productivity in the form of professional publications, presentations, and grantsmanship.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. It is anticipated that interviewing will begin in late November or early December. Applications should include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, vita, reprints/preprints, summary of course evaluations/evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. The application portfolio will be submitted electronically using Interfolio. Please direct questions to Dr. Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Chair, Psychology Search Committee, Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray, Stillwater, OK 74078-3064; (405) 744-2914; psychologysearch@okstate.edu.

https://apply.interfolio.com/54216

Lecturer in Biological Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology at Boston University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Biological Anthropology for the Spring 2019 semester.  Applications should have a PhD and evidence of teaching excellence.  The position will cover two courses in our department, in the field of Human Biology: “The Evolution of Human Life History” and “Evolutionary Medicine.”  The semester commences on January 22, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, including a statement of teaching experience and goals, and a CV to Martin Wraga, mwraga@bu.edu, by September 24, 2018.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

One-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition

one-year post-doctoral position in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition is currently open at the Département d’Etudes Cognitives (DEC) of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. This project will be conducted under the supervision of Nicolas Baumardat the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC).

Project Summary

The project aims to document the so-called ‘process of civilization’, the set of long-term psychological changes that occurred in Europe from 1300 to 1900. The project will study the evolution of emotional displays in European literature (novels, plays) from the late Middle Age to the modern times and will test whether economic development can account for the evolution of social preferences such as trust, morality and honor. More generally, the goal of the project is to test whether life history parameters (mortality, affluence, external threat) can account for psychological changes in history. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background inprogramming and data analysis.

Funding and Salary

The position is funded by a LabeX grant from PSL* Research University. The salary will be adjusted to the candidate’s post doctoral experience (start salary for a 1st year post doc: 30,000 euros/year net; 5 years of experience: 38,000).

Start Date

The start date will be determined with the candidate but will need to fall within the following range: 30/09/2018 to 01/01/2019.

Requirements

  • The candidate should have a PhD (or be in the final stages of obtaining such a degree) in Cognitive Science, Cultural Evolution, Economics or areas related to quantitative analysis of social phenomena.
  • Experience with data analysis along with strong programming and statistical skills (matlab, r).
  • Strong language and writing skills in English are required (note: speaking French is not required).

Please send a complete CV, a cover letter and contact information of two references by September 15th to nicolas.baumard@ens.fr and julie.grezes@ens.fr, and feel free to contact us for more information!

University of Miami, Department of Psychology, Tenure-Track Position in Adult Clinical Psychology

Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join our department’s Adult Clinical Psychology division starting in the fall of 2019.  Appointment will likely be at the Assistant Professor level, but the possibility exists for an appointment at a higher level.

The existing Adult track faculty are a diverse and active group whose work integrates clinical science with basic research in personality, evolutionary, and motivational psychology. As a group, we are committed to the idea that an understanding of normal behavior fosters a better understanding of problem behavior. A broader description of the work done by this group can be found at http://www.psy.miami.edu/graduate/adult-division/

We are seeking an experimental psychopathologist whose interests would complement and supplement those of the existing faculty group. With regard to specialty, we are open to a wide range of possibilities. Ph.D. in Psychology or related field required. Although a clinical psychology degree is preferred, non-clinical candidates will also be considered.

The person hired will be expected to continue to develop an independent research program.  This person is also expected to be able to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, supervise graduate students in both research and clinical domains, and serve on thesis, dissertation, and other departmental committees.

To ensure full consideration, apply by October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, reprints or preprints, a brief statement of current research and teaching interests, and four letters of reference electronically to: online application.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer — Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

We would like to invite you to attend the 17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP this year. This year will feature a truly fantastic line-up of speakers: Steven Gangestad, Coren Apicella, Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Michael Varnum, Annie Wertz, and Adar Eisenbruch.

NEW THIS YEAR, we also welcome evolutionary psychologists from Facebook for an informal break-out lunch session on evolutionary research in industry.

We are now accepting submissions for data blitz talks and posters until November 1. Researchers at any level are welcome to submit. Submit via our homepage.

Come join us as a guest or presenter! Undergraduates, graduate students, and now postdoctoral scholars will receive a $20 discount on registration using code “19EvoStu20“, and faculty will receive a $10 discount on registration using code “19EvoAll10“, thanks to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.)

Any questions? Just ask!

Jaimie Arona Krems (jaimie.krems@okstate.edu) & Eric Pedersen (Eric.J.Pedersen@colorado.edu)

Robert Trivers, Ph.D., presents Evolutionary Psychology & Ethics

In this two-part session Dr. Trivers will first lay out the theoretical map for ethical behavior, reciprocal altruism, cooperation and deception in human relationships. In part two he will explain the co-evolutionary struggle between deceiver and the deceived, the intrinsic bias in favor of the deceiver, and the evolution of self-deception to facilitate the efficacy of deceptive behavior. Active discussion and a Q&A section for attendees is included in both parts.

Friday, November 9, 2018
9 AM to 4:30 PM
Hotel Monteleone
French Quarter, New Orleans

Register Online at:
https://louisianapsychologicalassociation.org/

Or

Contact LPA at 225-508-7011

Amsterdam

HBES 2018 programme change

The plenary talk by Toby Kiers will take place on Thursday (5 July 2018) at 16:10. There will be no morning plenary session that day.