The Resource The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating, David M. Buss

The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating, David M. Buss

Label
The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating
Title
The evolution of desire
Title remainder
strategies of human mating
Statement of responsibility
David M. Buss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • How we choose - and lose - our mates has always been a source of fascination. This controversial book is the first to present a unified theory of human mating behavior. The Evolution of Desire is based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from thirty-seven cultures worldwide
  • If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, we must look into our evolutionary past, according to David M. Buss. For in attracting, keeping, or even breaking up with our mates, we are closer to our ancestral forebears than many of us think
  • With examples ranging from "love bugs" to elephant seals, from the Yanomamo tribe of Venezuela to the characters in A Streetcar Named Desire and contemporary men and women at singles bars, the author tells what women want, what men want, and then explains why their desire differ radically. The book discusses casual sex and long-term relationships, sexual conflict, the elusive quest for harmony between the sexes, and much more
  • Buss's findings - which have been widely reported in both academia and the popular press - are provocative. He reveals, for example, why men lower their standards for short-term relationships but women maintain high standards for both casual sex partners and potential husbands. He explains why men worldwide prefer physical cues such as smooth skin and a particular waist-hip ratio
  • He demonstrates that women everywhere, regardless of their own status, prefer ambitious and successful men who will invest in them and their children. He shows that infidelity is deeply rooted in our sexual strategies. And he offers evidence that divorce is a powerful and adaptive response remarkably consistent over time and cultures
  • . Buss's research leads to a radical shift from the standard view of men's and women's sexual psychology. "Much of what I discovered about human mating is not nice," he writes. "In the ruthless pursuit of sexual goals, for example, men and women derogate their rivals, deceive members of the opposite sex, and even subvert their own mates." Ultimately we must confront the disturbing side of human mating in order to attain our goals of love and harmony
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buss, David M
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ21
LC item number
.B95 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 D-918
  • HQ 21
NLM item number
B981e 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sexual attraction
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Sexualité
  • Sexualité (Psychologie)
  • Attrait sexuel
  • Sex
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sexual attraction
  • Partnerkeuze
  • Seksuele aantrekking
  • Psychologie
  • Sexualverhalten
Label
The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating, David M. Buss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of mating behavior -- What women want -- Men want something else -- Casual sex -- Attracting a partner -- Staying together -- Sexual conflict -- Breaking up -- Changes over time -- Harmony between the sexes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780465021437
Lccn
93021113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28850999
  • (OCoLC)ocm28850999
Label
The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating, David M. Buss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of mating behavior -- What women want -- Men want something else -- Casual sex -- Attracting a partner -- Staying together -- Sexual conflict -- Breaking up -- Changes over time -- Harmony between the sexes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780465021437
Lccn
93021113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28850999
  • (OCoLC)ocm28850999

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