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. (pastewar@uark.edu).

Up-coming course: Social Network Analysis for Behavioural Scientists using R (SNAR01) delivered by Prof. James Curley

Course Overview:

This workshop will provide students with the opportunity to learn how to use social network analysis to analyze social relational datasets such as human friendship networks or animal social networks. Attendees will learn how to use R and several R packages including igraph, sna, network, asnipe, timeordered, tsna to create network graphs, calculate descriptive network metrics, use randomization and random models to evaluate the significance of these metrics, determine graph structural properties including community structures, use QAP and MRQAP methods to assess how network characteristics relate to other individual and relational attributes, and measure change over time in dynamic networks. Attendees will also learn how to produce high quality network visualizations using R.

For more info click here

https://www.psstatistics.com/course/social-network-analysis-for-behavioral-scientists-snar01/

ESLR workshop. Call for applications!

The second Early-career Social Learning Researchers (ESLR, former YSLR) workshop is happening this year at the University of St Andrews, on 21st-22nd June. The workshop is aimed at early career researchers in any discipline in or related to the field of social learning and will provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion on the state-of-art in the field. As an early-career research event, it also wants to help attendees develop interdisciplinary thinking and build a peer-support network of fellow researchers.

We invite applications by Master, PhDs and early-career postdocs whose work focuses directly on social learning or on topics relevant to the discussion. Participants are encouraged to present their work in the form of a poster.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and senior researchers from the University of St Andrews in an open-doors event. The workshop will conclude with a panel of senior researchers discussing the topic “Learnt Perspectives – 20 years of Social Learning” (confirmed panel guests so far are: Prof Malinda Carpenter, Prof Andrew Whiten, Dr Luke Rendell and Dr Monica Tamariz.

Applications can be submitted through the workshop website. The application deadline has been extended to April 20th.

Workshop info: workshop2018@yslr.co.uk

EvoBugs Bioanth Workshop: How Human Behaviour Impacts the Evolution of Pathogens and Vice Versa.

 

This is a free interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the newly formed Oxford Biological Anthropology Initiative (www.bioanth.ox.ac.uk) that brings together academics and students to explore a common research theme: how human behaviour both impacts and is impacted by the evolution of infectious diseases. The aim of the workshop is to get people thinking about how we can approach this research question through different methods and potentially investigate ways in which to collaborate in the future. In particular, the workshop will delve into such topics as the role of ancient DNA and osteological analysis in elucidating the spread of infectious diseases historically, parasite evolution in the face of host genetic diversity, and how we can model the spread of epidemics through the analysis of the phylogenetic history of pathogens. The afternoon will culminate in a lecture given by Prof Val Curtis on the evolution of disgust.

http://mailchi.mp/e8224e5fb92e/evobugs-oxbioanth-workshop-1196841

Northumbria University in Newcastle is hiring lecturers in (evolutionary) psychology

Northumbria University in Newcastle is looking to appoint several new lecturers to its Psychology department. The department has an active Evolutionary research group, together with areas of strength in health, technology, nutrition, cognition, and perception, and a wide range of resources such as a DEXA body composition scanner, 14-camera Vicon motion capture suite, psychophysiologic assessment tools, and wet labs for taking human samples. Please see the advertisement for further information:http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEU887/senior-lecturer-lecturer-in-psychology/

 

PhD Opportunity at Max Planck Institute

The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig is seeking qualified applicants for a three-year doctoral project on the topic of the reproducibility and refinement of quantitative scientific methods in evolutionary anthropology.
The main aim of this project is to understand and refine processes of scientific knowledge transmission within the study of the evolution of human behavior and adaptation. Topical focuses may include: life history theory, kin selection, social exchange, kinship systems and inheritance, foraging, cultural transmission and social learning, ethnobiological knowledge, or others. Approaches may involve studies of reproducibility, meta-analyses, and the survey and refinement of analytical approaches to specific theoretically motivated questions.

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Post-doc offer in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition

A two-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 in collaboration with Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC). Continue reading “Post-doc offer in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition”

NAS Sackler Colloquium on The Extension of Biology Through Culture

The Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences to be held in Irvine California on Wed-Thursday, 16 and 17th of November 2016 on: ‘The Extension of Biology Through Culture’,

Proposals for posters on social learning, traditions and culture in humans and non-human species are welcomed and encouraged! Follow the poster tab on the margin of the webpage.

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PTNCE (Polish national equivalent of EHBEA)

We would like to invite everyone engaged (or interested) in the evolutionary perspective on biological, ecological, and human behaviour research. The conference subject covers all sciences that concern humans, including anthropology, (biological and cultural), psychology, linguistics, sociology, archaeology, economy, and others.

The conference shall be conducted in Polish and English.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

· Robin Dunbar (University of Oxford),
· Milford Wolpoff (University of Michigan),
· Tamás Bereczkei (University of Peńcs),
· Tomasz Grzybowski (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu).

https://www.ptnce2016.umk.pl/index.html