Guests: Episodes with David Buss

Renowned psychologist David Buss, a pioneer in the field of evolutionary psychology, has dedicated his career to understanding the complexities of human mating strategies. His groundbreaking research spans a range of topics, including mate selection, attraction tactics, infidelity, mate retention, poaching, and the emotions tied to mating, such as jealousy, lust, and love. Buss has held esteemed teaching positions at prestigious institutions like Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Texas.

In recent years, Buss has shifted his focus to explore the darker aspects of human nature, examining issues like intersexual conflict, jealousy, stalking, intimate partner violence, and murder. Additionally, he maintains active research programs on mating emotions and the psychological underpinnings of prestige, status, and reputation.

As a prolific writer, David Buss has authored widely-read books, such as The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, and academic textbooks like Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind. Buss frequently shares his expertise through lectures across the United States and around the world, as well as in TV appearances on science documentaries and as an expert commentator during breaking news stories.