[EvoPsycLab] EP group plan and meetings

Elizabeth Cashdan ecashdan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 17:15:13 MDT 2020


I think in times of social distancing, meeting online would be a great
idea.   Zoom is an obvious vehicle.    Wish we could have virtual baked
goods too, I'll miss those.


Elizabeth

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 5:04 PM BRUCE J. ELLIS <bruce.ellis at psych.utah.edu>
wrote:

> Dear all,
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> It seems that events have conspired against us.  It does not seem like it
> would be a great idea to have in-person meetings at this time.
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> We could hold off until the current situation has improved, or we could
> try online meetings.  Thoughts?
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> Bruce
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> *From:* EvoPsycLab <evopsyclab-bounces at lists.csbs.utah.edu> *On Behalf Of
> *BRUCE J. ELLIS
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:47 PM
> *To:* evopsyclab at lists.csbs.utah.edu
> *Subject:* [EvoPsycLab] EP group plan and meetings
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> Dear EP group,
>
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>
> We had an organizational meeting on Friday and discussed the future
> directions of the group.  Although Elizabeth was not able to make that
> meeting, I had consulted with her about her wishes ahead of time.  Here
> is what came out of it.
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> 1.  We are going to evolve toward becoming a journal club.  That is, the
> main focus of the group will be on doing readings and discussing relevant
> ideas.  However, if anyone ever wants to present a research idea or
> research findings to the group, that would have first priority.
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> 2.  In moving toward a journal club, we will choose thematic topics,
> which we will pursue over time (such as for a semester, or even a year).  That
> could involve reading a book, or reading related journal articles/chapters.
> We decided that the first topic would be current issues in life history
> theory, particularly as it would inform research questions of interest to
> the group.  *For our next meeting, we are going to discuss some work
> involving internally- vs. externally-focused life history models. See
> attached*. There is a target article by Rickard et al., and comments by
> Belsky and Del Giudice.
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> 3.  We decided on a regular time, which ideally will not change or ever
> require any Doodle poles.  That time is Fridays at 4pm.  The idea is that
> will always be the time that our group meets.  The group decided that we
> will hold these meetings at people’s homes (not on campus).  Here is the
> schedule for the rest of the semester:
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> March 20: Bruce’s house (1854 E. Kensington)
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> April 3: Alex’s house (179 F. St.)
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> April 17: Katie’s house (1288 E Crystal Ave)
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> May 1: Lisa’s house (314 3rd Ave.)
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> We will probably continue to meet through the summer, as it is likely that
> all of us will be traveling less, unless we have all succumbed to the
> plague by then.
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> 4.  We had some discussion about group size.  The general consensus was
> to keep it small.  There may be room to add one more professor/graduate
> student, or not?
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> Best,
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> Bruce
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