The Australasian Society for Human Behaviour and Evolution (ASHBE) is a community of Australasian scholars and researchers, including evolutionary psychologists, anthropologists, and behavioural ecologists.
"Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" (Dobzhansky, 1973). Modern evolutionary psychologists, biological anthropologists, and behavioral ecologists contend that this applies to the brain and behavior in as much as the brain is a biological organ subject to evolutionary forces just as much as the body. Research in this area integrates work from various fields like economics, biology, and primatology to derive and test unique hypothesis about the functional significance of psychological and behavioral features of humans. The members of this group are welcomed from around the world (e.g., UK, South Africa, USA, NZ) and range from undergraduates interested in adaptationist explanations for human behavior and seasoned veteran professors. The goal of this group is to facilitate the spread of evolutionary paradigms within Australasia and to better enable cross university synergy.