NEEPS 2022

NEEPS was established in 2007 as a society dedicated to the the advancement of evolutionary behavioral sciences. We welcome scholars from all fields that focus their research and scholarship of furthering our understanding of human behavior within an evolutionary framework.

The NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society will hold its 16th annual Conference on Evolutionary Behavioral Science in Beautiful Pittsburgh PA

Thursday April 21 2022-Sunday April 24 2022

On 12/23/21, NEEPS announced that the conference will have a hybrid option. Virtual presentations will be live (not recordings).

Graduate and undergraduate students will have free registration whether in person or virtual.

In Person Non-student Registration: $150 (includes banquet on river cruise)

Virtual Non-student Registration: $50 (includes the fun of making your own avatar that walks around on GatherTown)

Conference Program:


Registration is now open!

To register, click the link below.

  • Caveats to keep in mind.

    • You can either register for in-person or for virtual

    • If you need to move from in-person to virtual, you will be reimbursed for the difference

    • The reimbursement can come through PayPal, Venmo or check; We cannot, unfortunately, credit the card you used to register

    • The journal subscription is separate from the registration; that opportunity will appear following the initial registration

Keynote Speakers

Jaimie Krems

Oklahoma State University

"Friendship: Gaps in Focus, and What Focusing There Can Buy Us"

David Puts

Penn Sate University

"Endocrine organization of sex differences in psychology and behavior: New evidence from a rare source"

NEEPS will be held at the Left Field Meeting Space In Pittsburgh. It is directly across the street from PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Accommodations from The Hyatt North Shore

The Hyatt North Shore has put aside a block of rooms for NEEPS attendees. Rooms will be $129.00 per night.

To make reservations please click the link below:

All Aboard for the Banquet!

Our banquet this year will be aboard the Gateway Clipper's Duchess Riverboat On Pittsburgh's Three Rivers. We will board a short walk from the conference venue then spend 3 hours cruising the Three Rivers.

NEEPS 2022 is hosted by David Widman ( and the JCEvoLab and Juniata College