Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

David Buss on the mating wars

Tue, January 15, 2013
David Buss, Professor of Psychology
David Buss, Professor of Psychology

Dr. David Buss, in an essay for the "Edge", an online gathering of scientists and thinkers, writes about the problems that arise in the competition for desirable mates. In "2013: What *Should" We Be Worried About?" he posits that "The dearth of desirable mates is something we should worry about, for it lies behind much human treachery and brutality."

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Dr. Buss is Professor of Psychology and is known for his research in the area of evolutionary psychology. His primary interests include the evolutionary psychology of human mating strategies; conflict between the sexes; prestige, status, and social reputation; the emotion of jealousy; homicide; anti-homicide defenses; and stalking. He is currently the head of the Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology Area and director of the Buss Lab.

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