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The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating

Has dating and mating confused you? Do you feel that women are indecisive and mixed up? Do you feel that men are egotistical and selfish? Dr. David M. Buss has written numerous articles and books on the subjects of sex, mating, love, and various aspects of personality and behavior that affect social and personal relationships. Buss's most recent book, The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating (1994), explores these subjects and provides insight into the complex area of human romantic and personal relations.

Buss is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also taught at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. He is the director of the International Consortium of Social and Personality Psychologists. He has also served as the director of the Evolution and Human Behavior Program and the International Mate Selection Project.

Buss received his B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981. Buss has been the recipient of many awards, including the G. Stanley Hall Award in 1990 and the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in 1988 both from the American Psychological Association.

Please come and be challenged to think about the evolution of desire and mating and how the crazy process of love really works.