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Human Mating Strategies





UT Campus, Welch Hall (WEL) Auditorium 

Schedule: Friday, September 6, 2013
5:45-7pm: Pre-lecture Fair 
7-8:15pm: Lecture

Welch Hall (WEL) is located at the intersection of Speedway, and 24th St. on UT's Campus in Austin TX. Click here for a parking map and other details.

by Dr. David Buss
Professor of Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin

What is the Lecture About?

What are the motivations behind mating desires in men and women? To understand many differences and conflicts between the sexes, we must look into our evolutionary past. During this Hot Science - Cool Talks lecture, Dr. David Buss will present a unified theory of human mating strategy using insights from a global study of human mating behavior. Buss will also discuss the latest research in the field of evolutionary psychology, including startling discoveries about the evolutionary advantages of infidelity and physical attractiveness. Evolutionary psychology is a hybrid discipline that draws insights from modern evolutionary theory, biology, cognitive psychology, anthropology, economics, computer science, and paleoarchaeology.

Presenter's Biosketch

Dr. David Buss is an evolutionary psychology researcher and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a leading author and speaker at universities, corporations, and public forums. He is currently the head of the Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology Area at UT, and supervises a lab of evolutionary psychology Ph.D. students. Members of his lab receive advanced training in evolutionary psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, comparative psychology, research methods, and statistics.

Further Resources

Teaching Curriculum (PDF format)

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Lesson Plan

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How do animals know to do that? (Worksheet)


§112.14 Science, Grade 3: 10B

§112.15 Science, Grade 4: 10B

§112.16 Science, Grade 5: 10B


6-8 Lesson Plan Bottle-Necking and the Survival of the Alpine Chipmunk

§112.18. Science, Grade 6: 10B, 11B-D, 13A, 14A-C

§111.22. Mathematics, Grade 6: 1A-B, 9B, 10A, 10D, 11A

§112.19. Science, Grade 7: 10A-B, 11B-C, 13A, 14A-C

§111.23. Mathematics, Grade 7: 1A-B, 3A

§112.20. Science, Grade 8: 11-B-D

§111.24. Mathematics, Grade 8: 1A-B, 11A-C



Lesson Plan

Natural Selection vs. Sexual Selection: Small Steps in Evolution

§112.34. Biology, Grade 9-12: 7C, 7D, 7E

§112.34. Biology, Grade 9-12: 12B


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