Getting Involved

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The Center for Behavior, Evolution, and Culture provides a framework to facilitate research and training on the interaction among natural selection, cultural transmission, social relations, and psychology.

Interested parties are welcome to attend the weekly BEC presentations; those outside of the greater Los Angeles area can view videos of the talks, typically posted within ten days of the date of the presentation. UCLA undergraduates are welcome to attend the BEC talks; those who would like to do so on a regular basis, or who are interested in learning about opportunities to assist in research, should contact the Director. To receive regular emails concerning activities at the Center and related events of interest in Southern California, sign up for the BEC listserv.

The Center frequently hosts visiting faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from around the globe. Scholars having funding support from their home institutions who are interested in visiting the Center should contact the Director.

The Center relies on the generosity of a variety of organizations and individuals. If you or your organization are interested in advancing research and education in the evolutionary behavioral sciences, donations can be made directly via our secure server; alternately, feel free to contact the Director directly to discuss how you can contribute to our mission.


The BEC List provides email announcements of upcoming presentations in the BEC Speaker Series and related events of interest throughout Southern California, as well as national and international conference announcements and relevant job and fellowship opportunities.

To be taken off the BEC listserv, send a message to with this message (not subject): signoff BEC