Human Mating Behavior: An Evolutionary Perspective

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OCTOBER 27, 2017

Dr. David Buss

Psychology Professor
The University of Texas at Austin



What is the talk about?

If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? What is evolutionary psychology and how can it provide insights to human mating behavior? Dr. Buss shares insights on how conflict, competition, and manipulation pervade human mating. Due to the content of this talk, we recommend it for high school seniors, college students and adults only. Registration will open 3 weeks prior to event.

About our presenter

Dr. David Buss

Dr. David Buss

David Buss is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. His primary research focus is on strategies of human mating. He is most well-known for his studies on mate selection, tactics of mate attraction, infidelity, tactics of mate retention, tactics of mate poaching, and the mating emotions of jealousy, lust, and love. He has taught at Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas.

David has authored several books for wide audiences, such as The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, and textbooks such as Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. He lectures widely within the United States and internationally, and he has appeared on TV many times in science documentaries and in breaking news stories as an expert on human mating strategies.

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Schedule & Location

October 27, 2017
 
TimeEventLocation
5:30-6:40 PMCool ActivitiesJackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB), UT Campus
7:00-8:15 PMTalkAuditorium (Rm 1.402), Student Activity Center (SAC), UT Campus

Parking & Directions

Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB), UT Campus
The Jackson Geological Sciences Building (JGB) is located on 2305 Speedway Street. Attendees should park at the San Jacinto Garage (SJG), located at 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard, at the discounted rate of $4. Bring your parking ticket to the event. Parking staff will sell discounted parking passes from 5:30-7:15 p.m. at the event location. Important notice: If you arrive AFTER 6:30 p.m. to the San Jacinto Garage, parking and transportation staff will be at the entrance of the garage and the pre-pay fee to enter the garage will be $15 since there is another event hosted by the Performing Arts Center that nightMetered parking is also available from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. along Dean Keeton Street, and free after 6:00 p.m.

Student Activity Center (SAC), UT Campus
The Student Activity Center (SAC) is located on UT’s Campus at 2201 Speedway, Austin TX. Attendees should park at the San Jacinto Garage (SJG), located at 2401 San Jacinto Boulevard, at the discounted rate of $4. Please bring your parking ticket from the garage to the event. Parking staff will sell discounted parking passes from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Metered parking is also available from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. along Dean Keeton Street, and free after 6:00 p.m.