Human Behavior and Evolution Society

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The Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES) is an interdisciplinary, international society of researchers, primarily from the social and biological sciences, who use modern evolutionary theory to help to discover human nature — including evolved emotional, cognitive and sexual adaptations. It was founded on October 29, 1988 at the University of Michigan.[1][2]

The official academic journal of the society is Evolution and Human Behavior,[3] and the society has held annual conferences since 1989.[4]

The membership in broadly international, and consists of scholars from many fields, such as psychology, anthropology, medicine, law, philosophy, biology, economics and sociology. Despite the diversity, HBES members "all speak the common language of Darwinism."[1]


The following individuals have served as presidents of HBES:[5]

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  1. ^ a b "HBES General Info". Archived from the original on 13 March 2006. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ Ott, Lenora (2015-07-15). "ASU professor receives lifetime career award for contributions to evolutionary medicine". ASU Now: Access, Excellence, Impact. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  3. ^ "Official Journal". Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Conference". Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  5. ^ "About HBES". HBES. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  6. ^ Daly, M.; Wilson, M. (2000). "W.D. Hamilton (1936–2000)". Evolution and Human Behavior. 21 (2): 75–77. doi:10.1016/S1090-5138(00)00041-6. PMID 10785344.
  7. ^ Daly, Martin (2012). "Margo Wilson, 1942-2009". Homicide Studies. 16 (4): 329–331. doi:10.1177/1088767912457171. ISSN 1088-7679. S2CID 146938189.
  8. ^ Liu, Manlu. "Prof. Kurzban steps down as president of academic society after allegations of U. violations". Retrieved 2019-12-03.

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