David M. Buss
May 18, 2023
EP 195 - David M. Buss
Welcome to The Pretty Intense Podcast. You are in for a treat today with Professor David Buss. David is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas. He is the world's leading expert on strategies in human mating. David is also an author of several books. His latest, "When Men Behave Badly." I am really interested in why people pick their partners, what the psychology of cheating is, the psychology of sex, the mating hierarchy, and mate value. We are learning that women date lateral and up, and men tend to date lateral and down. In my position of being a successful woman, I am very curious about these dating strategies. We talk a lot about sex. Why partners want to have sex. Who people choose as partners. Why do people cheat in relationships? Does marriage still work in modern life? Is monogamy natural? These questions and many more answered in this episode. We hope you enjoy it.
David M. Buss is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Buss previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. He is considered the world’s leading scientific expert on strategies of human mating and one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology. His books includeThe Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating (translated into more than a dozen languages) He is also author of: Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind; The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy is as Necessary as Love and Sex; The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill; and Why Women Have Sex (with Cindy Meston). His most recent book: When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault (2021) uncovers the evolutionary roots of conflict between the sexes. Buss has more than 300 scientific publications. In 2022, he was cited as one of the 50 most influential living psychologists in the world.
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