David Buss
#4145 Overall Influence

David Buss

American psychologist

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David Buss currently holds the title of professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he held positions at Harvard University and the University of Michigan. Buss completed his Ph.D. in 1981 at the University of California Berkeley.

Buss is an evolutionary psychologist, mostly focused on how aspects of evolutionary psychology account for gendered behavior in humans, human sexuality, and social relations between the sexes. Buss argues for evolutionary components in what he terms “human mating strategies.” His work also ventures into explaining homicide and homicidal behavior. On these subjects, he is perhaps best known for his books The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, and The Murderer Next Door.

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David Michael Buss is an American evolutionary psychologist at the University of Texas at Austin, theorizing and researching human sex differences in mate selection.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin

Public research university in Austin, Texas, United States

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#217 World Rank #108 USA Rank
Psychology