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Leda Cosmides elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Leda Cosmides was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2023. Founded in More details here and here. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S) was founded in 1780, during the American Revolution, by John Adams, John Hancock, … Continue reading

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Roney, Wertz win Symons Adaptationism Award

HBES gave its inaugural Don Symons Adaptationism Award at 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, … Continue reading

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Dan Conroy-Beam named HBES “Rising Star”

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 … Continue reading

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Tooby and Cosmides awarded Jean-Nicod Prize

Tooby and Cosmides received the 2020 Jean-Nicod Prize, “awarded annually to a leading philosopher of mind or philosophically-oriented cognitive scientist” For details and the lectures visit here.

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Dan Conroy-Beam receives Harold J. Plous Award

Dan Conroy-Beam receives 2022-2023 Harold J. Plous Award for most outstanding young professor. See https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2022/020694/outstanding-performance

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Michael Barlev won the New Investigator Award from HBES

CEP graduate Michael Barlev won the 2018 New Investigator Award from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society for his work on “How the mind builds evolutionarily new concepts”. You can read the manuscript here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13423-017-1421-6 

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Dan Conroy-Beam wins NSF’s Early Career Award

Dan Conroy-Beam wins National Science Foundation’s Early Career Award, 2019. It is a prestigious NSF-CAREER Award for his groundbreaking project “Using Computer Simulations to Understand Mate Choice”. The choice of a romantic partner is the most significant decision most people make … Continue reading

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