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Paper “The effect of birth order on the probability of university enrolment”

The birth order influences various psychological characteristics ranging from personality traits to sexual behaviour. Yet while many studies suggest that firstborn children are likely to achieve a higher educational level than their siblings, other studies reported no such effect, which may be due to various modulating factors such as sex and family size. In the present study, we have therefore tested the effect of birth order on the probability of university enrolment while taking these possibly modulating factors into consideration. We collected birth-order data from two cohorts of biology students (Study 1: students from 1990 to 1995, …(read more)

Posted on 8/1/2019

PTNCE 2018

Last conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies was held 24.-26. September 2018 in Warsaw. Human Ethology group presented the latest findings here and Jan Havlíček delivered a plenary talk. For more see conference page. Jan Havlíček: MHC, mate choice and reproduction   Karel Kleisner: Preference and size-dependent perception of sexual dimorphism in African and European faces   Jitka Fialová: Factors affecting perception of fighting ability in MMA fighters using 360° facial photographs   Vít Třebický: Congruence in facial perception of portrait,…(read more)

Posted on 3/1/2019

PTNCE 2019 conference in Prague!

Do not miss next PTNCE conference which will be held in Prague, 24.-27. 9. 2019! Follow Facebook page PTNCE 2019 and Twitter PTNCE 2019 for more info and feel free to share the poster!…(read more)

Posted on 17/12/2018

The Czech Science Foundation grants 2019

New project “Psychology of male intra-sexual competition and associated neural correlates” was supported by the Czech Science Foundation. Congratulations to Vít Třebický – main investigator!…(read more)

Posted on 3/12/2018

News from EHBEA

Approaching deadlines from European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association:   Call for committee members – deadline 30. 11. Call for nominees for New Investigator Award – deadline 19. 11. Info on the next conference in Toulouse….(read more)

Posted on 19/11/2018

New chapter “Fighting assessment”

New chapter “Fighting assessment” in Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. It covers neuro-cognitive processes involved in estimating others’ and one’s own ability to inflict harm and other fitness-related costs in physical confrontation based on available cues related to the likelihood of success in physical conflict. Authors: Vít Třebický, Michael Stirrat and Jan Havlíček. See full-text here….(read more)

Posted on 13/11/2018

New professor Frynta!

Daniel Frynta was appointed a professor. Congratulations!…(read more)

Posted on 9/11/2018

Program ČSEtS 2018

Exciting program for Czech and Slovakia Ethological conference was released! For more info please see here….(read more)

Posted on 7/11/2018

EHBEA 2019

Upcoming EHBEA 2019 conference will be held in Toulouse, 23. – 26. April 2018. Plenary speakers include Claudine Junien, Daniel Lieberman, Richard McElreath, Anne Pusey and Jean Tirole. For more information see official webpage….(read more)

Posted on 9/10/2018