SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
Dr. David Buss
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 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.
Videos & Podcasts
- Bottle-Necking and the Survival of the Alpine Chipmunk (Middle School)
- How Do Animals Know To Do That? (Elementary)
- Natural Selection vs. Sexual Selection (High School)