Current research: women's sexual strategies, conflict between the sexes, stalking, sexual victimization, the psychology of status, prestige, and reputation, and the psychology of homicide. The research is guided by the conceptual frameworks anchored in evolutionary psychology.
Awards and Honors: President, Human Behavior and Evolution Society (2005-2007); APA Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology; APA G. Stanley Hall Award; Fellowship and Group Leader at Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; Distinguished Faculty Award
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Close Relationships
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Evolution and Genetics
- Gender Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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- Buss, D. M. (Ed.). (2005). The handbook of evolutionary psychology. New York: Wiley.
- Buss, D. M. (2008). Evolutionary psychology: The new science of the mind (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
- Buss, D. M. (2005). The murderer next door: Why the mind is designed to kill. New York: Penguin.
- Buss, D. M. (2003). The evolution of desire: Strategies of human mating (rev. ed.). New York: Basic Books.
- Buss, D. M. (2000). The dangerous passion: Why jealousy is as necessary as love and sex. New York: Free Press.
- Larsen, R., & Buss, D. M. (2008). Personality psychology: Domains of knowledge about human nature (3rd ed.). Boston: McGraw Hill.
- Barker, L. (2006). Teaching evolutionary psychology: An inteview with David M. Buss. Teaching of Psychology, 33, 69-76.
- Buss, D. M. (2002). Human mate guarding. Neurendocrinology Letter Special Issue, 23, 23-29.
- Buss, D. M. (2000). The evolution of happiness. American Psychologist, 55, 15-23.
- Buss, D. M. (1989). Sex differences in human mate preferences: Evolutionary hypotheses tested in 37 cultures. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 12, 1-49.
- Buss, D. M., & Haselton, M. G. (2005). The evolution of jealousy. Trends in Cognitive Science, 9, 506-507.
- Buss, D. M., Larsen, R. J., Westen, D., & Semmelroth, J. (1992). Sex differences in jealousy: Evolution, physiology, and psychology. Psychological Science, 3, 251-255.
- Buss, D. M., & Schmitt, D. P. (1993). Sexual strategies theory: An evolutionary perspective on human mating. Psychological Review, 100, 204-232.
- Buss, D. M., & Shackelford, T. K. (1997). From vigilance to violence: Mate retention tactics in married couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 346-361.
- Haselton, M., Buss, D. M., Oubaid, V., & Angleitner, A. (2005). Sex, lies, and strategic interference: The psychology of deception between the sexes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 31(1), 3-23.
- Evolutionary Psychology
- Personality Psychology
- Psychology of Human Mating
- Psychology of Violence
Department of Psychology
University of Texas
1 University Station, A8000
Austin, Texas 78712-0187
- Phone: (512) 475-8489