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Post-doc in Cultural Evolution, Text Mining and Social Cognition in Paris

one-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 under the supervision of Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes...

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Post-doctoral position in cultural/cognitive evolution

The Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour (SapienCE) – a recently launched interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence at the University of Bergen (Norway) – invites applications from candidates with a background in a cognitive or cultural science for a position as postdoctoral research fellow in cultural and/or cognitive evolution....

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Call for papers: Cultural Evolution

Palgrave Communications, the open access journal from Palgrave Macmillan (part of Springer Nature), which publishes research across the humanities and social sciences, is currently inviting article proposals and full papers for a research article collection (‘special issue’) on Cultural Evolution....

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Conference on “Cultural Evolution: Arts, Languages, Technologies” in Tartu, June 6-8, 2018

Does cultural evolution work the same way in different domains - e.g., arts, technology and language? What is the role and relative influence of various biases, selection pressures or attractors in our cultural history? Has there been historical times when these influences have been stronger or weaker? Can we make predictions about future trajectories of cultural evolution? We would like to invite contributors to a 3-day conference on the cultural evolution in arts, technology, or language in Tartu (Estonia), June 6-8, 2018. ...

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Studying the foundations of politics with Quentin Atkinson: 2 positions (PhD students)

The University of Auckland advertises two new fully funded PhD studentships examining how culture and cognition shape human political belief and behaviour. Closing date: 15th December 2017. ...

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Communication, Culture, and Cognition in Seville, May 2-4, 2018

The Eighth International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS VIII) will be held on 2nd-4th May 2018, at the University of Seville (Spain). The conference theme will be “Communication, culture and cognition”. Deadline for poster and oral presentations abstracts: December 1....

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X. Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science, 24-27 May 2018

The 10th Dubrovnik Conference in Cognitive Science on Communication, Pragmatics, and Theory of Mind, will take place on 24-27 May 2018, in the Center for Advanced Studies of Dubrovnik, Croatia, located by the Adriatic sea at the foot of the old city of Dubrovnik (Croatia), a UNESCO world heritage site....

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Post-Doctoral Fellowships with Christine Legare at Austin, Texas

  The Cognition, Culture, and Development Lab (PI: Cristine Legare) at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for three NSF-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The objective of this cross-cultural research project is to study the psychological processes that allow us to learn, create, and transmit culture....

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Assistant professorship in Evolutionary Social Science at ASU

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University invites applications for an assistant professor to join our world-leading program in evolutionary social science. ...

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Culture-and-cognition research on the ISIS Frontline

Are decisions in extreme conflicts driven by cost–benefit calculations? The work of Scott Atran and colleagues on ISIS fighters casts doubt on this common social science assumption. It illustrates ...

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The Extension of Biology Through Culture

A juvenile capuchin monkey observes a skilled adult male eating a nut it has just broken using a hammerstone. This picture illustrates a special issue of PNAS on the Extension of Biology Through ...

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First Social Epistemology Network Event, Oslo, May 22-24, 2018

The Social Epistemology Network Event aims to  bring together leading figures in social epistemology —  Keynote Speakers will be Cristina BicchieriSandy Goldberg, Alvin Goldman, Katherine Hawley , and Paulina Sliwa — , together with early to mid-career researchers, and outstanding graduate students from around the world....

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