Hot Science - Cool Talk "Human Mating Behavior"

Due to the content of this talk, we recommend it for high school seniors, college students and adults only.

If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? What is evolutionary psychology and how can it provide insights to human mating behavior? Dr. Buss shares insights on how conflict, competition, and manipulation pervade human mating. Dr. Buss is signing his newest book "The Evolution of Desire" from 5:45 - 6:30 during Cool Activities. The UT Coop will have books for sale at the signing.

David Buss is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. His primary research focus is on strategies of human mating. He is most well-known for his studies on mate selection, tactics of mate attraction, infidelity, tactics of mate retention, tactics of mate poaching, and the mating emotions of jealousy, lust, and love. He has taught at Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas. 

Cool Activities: 5:30 - 6:40 p.m.

Talk with Q & A: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Hot Science – Cool Talks provides a front row seat to world-class research. Presented by the Environmental Science Institute this nationally recognized series allows leading researchers from Texas and other prominent universities to share their passion about science, technology, engineering and math with the general public. Event will also be streamed live through Facebook LIVE and the ESI website.

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Student Activity Center (SAC), Auditorium (Rm. 1.402)
2201 SPEEDWAY, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Science & Tech


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public



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