Tune In: Evolutionary psychologist discusses how humans mate

David BussOn Jan. 26, 2009, nationally renowned evolutionary psychologist David Buss spoke at SMU on how the very different ways men and women pursue each other stem from thousands of years of human evolution. Buss came to the University as part of “Darwin’s Evolving Legacy: Celebrating Ideas That Shape Our World,” SMU’s year-long celebration of Charles Darwin’s bicentennial. See SMU News video of Buss’ lecture in two parts:

David Buss: Strategies of Human Mating, Part 1 video
David Buss: Strategies of Human Mating, Part 2 video

Evolution and the mating game

Evolutionary psychologist David BussEvolutionary psychologist David Buss says the very different ways that men and women pursue each other today stem from thousands of years of human evolution. Buss will speak on “Strategies of Human Mating” at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.

Buss, head of the Individual Differences and Evolutionary Psychology program at UT-Austin, will discuss how jealousy, dating and mating are products of evolutionary needs. He is the author of such books as Sex, Power, Conflict: Evolutionary and Feminist Perspectives and The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is As Necessary As Love and Sex.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Pia Vogel, 214-786-1790.

Visit the website for “Darwin’s Evolving Legacy: Celebrating Ideas That Shape Our World”