Human Mating Strategies


Dr. David Buss

Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin


What is the talk 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, 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.

About our presenter

Dr. David Buss

Dr. David Buss

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.

Schedule & Location

September 6, 2013
5:45-7:00 PMCommunity Science FairGrand Hallway, Welch Hall (WEL), UT Campus
7:00-8:15 PMMain ProgramAuditorium (Rm. 2.224), Welch Hall (WEL), UT Campus

Parking & Directions

Welch Hall (WEL), UT Campus
Welch Hall (WEL) is located at 105 E. 24th St, on the corner of Speedway and 24th streets. Enter the Welch Hall building from the Speedway side. Important Parking Update: For this event only, attendees may park at San Jacinto Garage (SJG), the Manor Garage (MAG) or the Trinity Garage (TRG) at the discounted rate of $3. Attendees must pay for parking when entering the garage. Mention that you are attending the "Hot Science" event to receive the $3 discounted parking. You must mention the event when paying, otherwise you may be charged $10. Only cash and credit cards are accepted. No parking staff will be available at the Hot Science - Cool Talks event.

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.