This episode was recorded on October 26, 2021.
Dr. David Buss and I discuss his groundbreaking work in evolutionary psychology. Our conversation forays into human mating practices & strategies, female preferences, dominance hierarchies, (fe)male aggression, emotional regulation & status, the dark triad (narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy), inherent inequality, and much more.
Dr. David Buss is a professor of psychology at the University of Texas who has also taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan. He is considered the world’s leading expert on human mating strategies and is one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology.
His books include The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating, Evolutionary Psychology: The New Science of the Mind, The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy is as Necessary as Love and Sex, The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill, and Why Women Have Sex.
Get Dr. Buss’ latest book, When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault:
& previous works: https://amazon.com/Books-David-Buss/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ADavid+Buss
Follow Dr. Buss on Twitter: https://twitter.com/profdavidbuss
[02:09] Career Background
[06:50] Human Mating Strategies
[09:18] Patriarchy & Mating
[10:52] Female Preferences & Resource Acquisition
[14:54] Sexual Selection Theory: An Overview
[25:23] Patriarchy: Origins
[27:36] (Dominance) Hierarchies
[40:20] Women & the Dark Triad (Narcissism, Machiavelianism, & Psychopathy)
[57:59] Attention & (Fe)male Selection
[01:07:47] Emotional Regulation & Status
[01:13:59] Disturbing Ethical Conclusions
[01:20:25] (Fe)male Aggression
[01:23:29] Monogamy & Violence
[01:33:40] Why Strategies Differ
#Evolution #Hierarchies #Patriarchy #Violence #Gender #Monogamy
// BOOKS //
Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life:
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos:
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief:
// BOOKS //
Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life: https://jordanbpeterson.com/Beyond-Order
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief: https://jordanbpeterson.com/maps-of-meaning