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Human Mating Strategies - Psychology Colloquium Series

Date:
Friday, September 14, 2018
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
University Community Centre (UCC)
Room: 41
Cost:
Free
Human Mating Strategies

Human Mating Strategies

Dr. David M. Buss
University of Texas, Austin

September 14, 2018
3:00 pm
UCC 41

Humans have evolved multiple mating strategies, including long-term committed mating, casual sex, infidelity, mate poaching, and sexual exploitation. I present empirical evidence bearing on evolution-based hypotheses about the complexities of human mating strategies. Since men and women historically confronted different adaptive challenges in the mating domain, the sexes differ profoundly in evolved strategic solutions. Domains of gender differences include mate preferences, motivations for short-term mating, forms of sexual deception, sexual conflict within couples, and conflict in the aftermath of a breakup. Cultural norms that prescribe and proscribe, social environments such as mate pool sex ratio, and personal contexts such as mate value activate different mating strategies. Discussion draws implications for conflict between the sexes and for mating in the modern world of the internet.

Part of the Department of Psychology Colloquium Speakers

Host:
Department of Psychology
Contact:
Department of Psychology
webpsych@uwo.ca
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