Topic: David Buss

Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool

May 17, 2016
Holding Hands

Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Genders Differ Dramatically in Evolved Mate Preferences

Aug. 6, 2015
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Men’s and women’s ideas of the perfect mate differ significantly due to evolutionary pressures, according to a cross-cultural study on multiple mate preferences by psychologists at UT Austin.

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Men's Preference for Certain Body Types Has Evolutionary Roots

March 19, 2015

A psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin sheds new light on today's standards of beauty, attributing modern men's preferences for women with a curvy backside to prehistoric influences.

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Study Examines Potential Evolutionary Role of "Sexual Regret" in Human Survival and Reproduction

Nov. 25, 2013

In the largest, most in-depth study to date on regret surrounding sexual activity, a team of psychology researchers found a stark contrast in remorse between men and women, potentially shedding light on the evolutionary history of human nature.

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New Psychology Study Reveals Unexamined Costs of Rape

Oct. 9, 2012

Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly associated with sexual assault, but a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows that female victims suffer from a wide spectrum of debilitating effects that may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed.

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