UCSB’s Hongbo Yu (psychology) and Ya Zuo (history) have organized a symposium called “Emotions in History: Boundary-Crossing Adventures.” It will be held online August 10-11, 2023. The animating idea is that theories of emotion in each field–psychology and history–can be enriched by knowledge from the other.
The keynotes will be August 10 (Leda Cosmides (UCSB) representing Psychology, Anna Shields (Princeton) representing the Humanities. Aug 11 features a roundtable discussion between Team History and Team Psychology (which features evolutionary psychologists, including CEP alumnus Daniel Sznycer), followed by a discussion open to all. See below for more.
HBES gave its inaugural Don Symons Adaptationism Awardat the 2023 Palm Springs conference. The award is bestowed for the best paper exemplifying the adaptationist program written or published in the last three years.
Although many excellent papers were nominated, three were so outstanding that the judges could not rank them. Two are CEP faculty—Jim Roney and Annie Wertz—and Larry Sugiyama (CEP alum ’96!), is senior author on the third.
Dan Conroy-Beam was honored with one the first ever Rising Star Awards at the 2023 meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Palm Springs, California.
The HBES Rising Star Award is presented to outstanding HBES members in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD. This designation recognizes researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions.
The Don Symons Adaptationism Award was created by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in honor of UCSB Professor Emeritus, Don Symons. Professor Symons was a founder of the field of evolutionary psychology, starting with his breakout book in 1979, The Evolution of Human Sexuality. He was widely known for his careful use of adapationist thinking, especially when evaluating alternative hypotheses about the adaptive function of a mechanism.
The Don Symons Adaptationism Award is bestowed for the best paper exemplifying the adaptationist program written or published in the last three years. The inaugural award was announced at the 2023 Human Behavior and Evolution Society meeting in Palm Springs, California.
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During this unique event that took place on May 8th at CEP (Centro de Estudios Públicos de Chile), attendees had the opportunity to witness an engaging dialogue between Isabel Behncke and Leda Cosmides. While some participants enjoyed the experience in person, those unable to attend physically could still join the conversation through the live stream on Emol TV. The event focused on the topic of Political Tribes (Evolution and Society), with both experts sharing their knowledge, perspectives, and insights.