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HBES pre-conference workshop: Cross­-cultural and developmental perspectives on the evolution of human behaviour and cognition

Organizers: Bailey House, Patricia Kanngiesser, David Pietraszewski, Marie Schäfer, Annie Wertz

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00 (PDT)

HBES pre-conference workshop: Cross­-cultural and...

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Human development is a dynamic process that gives rise to both universal and variable patterns of human behavior across populations. Questions about the forces shaping human developmental processes and outcomes lie at the disciplinary intersection of fields such as psychology, biology, and anthropology. Harvesting theoretical insights and tools from a range of different disciplines is absolutely essential for understanding how human development is influenced by both evolved cognitive adaptations, and by cultural learning and socialization practices. That is, the integration of ultimate and proximate levels in explaining human development is a challenge that calls for cross­disciplinary collaborations as well as diversity in theoretical perspectives and methodological tools.

In this HBES pre-conference workshop, we aim to bring together researchers who apply adaptationist, cross­-cultural, and behavioral ecological perspectives on the study of human development. The primary goal is to discuss the theoretical and methodological challenges arising from such work and to provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and learning about different methodologies. There will also be ample room for discussion after talks and during smaller break­out sessions to allow workshop participants to actively voice their ideas, concerns, and suggestions of how to move this work forward. A secondary goal of the workshop is to help build a vibrant community of cross­cultural developmental researchers, both by providing opportunities to meet colleagues, and a survey of the cross­cultural research to be presented at the conference. A third goal is to focus attention on the needs of junior scholars (students, post­docs, and early­mid career faculty), and in particular to facilitate student participation and networking.


Confirmed speakers:

Tanya Broesch, Department of Psychology, Simon Frasier University

Alyssa Crittenden, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Kiley Hamlin, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Cristina Moya, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Anthea Pun, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia

Sandra Waxman, Department of Psychology, Northwestern

 

 

This pre-conference workshop is sponsored by the Human Behaviour and Evolution Society.

 

 

Do you have questions about HBES pre-conference workshop: Cross­-cultural and developmental perspectives on the evolution of human behaviour and cognition? Contact Organizers: Bailey House, Patricia Kanngiesser, David Pietraszewski, Marie Schäfer, Annie Wertz

When & Where


SFU Harbour Centre, Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
515 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
Canada

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 from 08:30 to 17:00 (PDT)


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