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.


  • 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 and, 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

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 ( & Eric Pedersen (

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:


Contact LPA at 225-508-7011


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.

Post-doctoral fellowship in biomedical anthropology at Baylor University

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University seeks to fill a post-doctoral fellowship focused on biomedical anthropology. This Fellow will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Candidates should have personal research interests that combine topics and tools from the social/behavioral and physical/life sciences to address problems relating to global/public health, human biology, and/or evolutionary medicine. The Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Flinn on ongoing projects related to child health and family relationships, and will assist with grant writing, database management and statistical analyses, and research project implementation, likely outside the United States. The Fellow will also be tasked with forming linkages among current faculty in Anthropology with those in related disciplines, including Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Sociology, Education, Family Studies, Public Health, and the College of Medicine.

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Call for funding proposals on research regarding Disgust and Political Attitudes

The Association for Politics and the Life Sciences is proud to announce its call for funding proposals on research regarding Disgust and Political Attitudes. Grants of up to $1500 will be awarded on a competitive basis with successful research projects published in a special issue of “Politics and the Life Sciences.” More information is available on the “Politics and the Life Sciences” – Cambridge University Press website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patrick A. Stewart, Ph.D. (

Interdisciplinary postdoc opening at Penn in Social & Behavioral Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position The University of Pennsylvania, Social and Behavioral Science Initiative (SBSI) seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship position for the 2018/2019 academic year. Funding is guaranteed for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

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Meta-analysis on the effects of stake size on offers in Dictator and Ultimatum Games

We are conducting a meta-analysis on the effects of stake size on offers in Dictator and Ultimatum Games. If you have conducted a study that manipulated stake size or endowment size within Dictator or Ultimatum Games, we would be very interested in including it in our meta-analysis. We are especially interested in including any working papers or unpublished studies on stake size or endowment size.

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