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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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Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 2018

The Cognitive Development Center at CEU is pleased to announce the eighth annual BCCCD meeting in Budapest, Hungary (BCCCD18, January 4-6, 2018). We welcome submissions from all areas related to cognitive development. Previous BCCCD meetings featured a variety of topics such as comparative cognition, cognitive bases of culture, biological bases of cognition, conceptual learning, perceptual learning, early social cognition, language acquisition, executive functions, metacognition, communication, numeracy, and object cognition....

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EVOLANG XII (2018): Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Toruń, Poland, 16-19 April, 2018) invites substantive contributions relating to the evolution of human language. Submissions should be made by September 1, 2017; notification of acceptance will be made by December 1 2017. Registration for the conference opens July 1, 2016. Please share this call widely!...

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Inaugural Cultural Evolution Society Conference, Jena, 13-15 September 2017

Call for abstracts: submission deadline: June 1, 2017. The Cultural Evolution Society supports evolutionary approaches to culture in humans and other animals. We are committed to fostering an integrative interdisciplinary community spanning traditional academic boundaries from across the social, psychological, and biological sciences, and including archaeology, computer science, economics, history, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy and religious studies....

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Culture Conference in Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is organising a Culture Conference on the 25th and 26th of May 2017, on the topic of Innovation in cultural systems. Keynote speakers include:...

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Aegina Summer School 2017 – The Social Brain : embodiment and culture

Call for Applications (Deadline: 27 Feb.!): We invite applications from PhD students, post-doc and early-career researchers to attend the Summer School on “The Social Brain : embodiment and culture “jointly organized by the Institute of Philosophy &  the Warburg Institute at the University of London, Royal Holloway, and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain....

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Is there a “true self”? A webinar to begin February 12.

Some recent work in experimental philosophy and in social psychology addresses central issues in cognition and culture. Case in point: an  article by Nina Strohminger, George Newman, and Joshua Knobe entitled "The True Self: A psychological concept distinct from the self" (forthcoming in Perspectives on Psychological Science and available here.) ...

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Post-doc offer in Cultural Evolution and Social Cognition

A two-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 in collaboration with Nicolas Baumard at the Institut Jean Nicod (IJN) and Julie Grèzes at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC). ...

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Assistant Professor position at the University of Neuchâtel

The University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Information and Communication Sciences....

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