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David Buss

David Buss

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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

Primary Interests:

  • 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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Courses Taught:

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Mating
  • Psychology of Violence

David Buss
Department of Psychology
University of Texas
1 University Station, A8000
Austin, Texas 78712-0187
United States of America

  • Phone: (512) 475-8489

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