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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

How Can Understanding Human Evolutionary Psychology Help Prevent Domestic Violence?

Posted: October 17, 2011

"Conflict between the sexes is a pervasive problem in many social relationships. It becomes especially acute in mating relationships. Humans, unlike most species, have evolved long-term mating strategies marked by high levels of investment, commitment, and love. Long-term mating could not have evolved without adaptations to guard or protect these investments."
-- psychology professor David Buss, in Science and Religion Today

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