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David Buss and his Contributions to Evolutionary Psychology
A review of the contributions of David Buss to the field of evolutionary psychology.
# 153605 | 2,214 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | KE
Published on Jul 12, 2013 in Psychology (Theory) , Biology (General)

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This paper explores the bibliography of David Buss, explaining his contributions to the field of evolutionary psychology, that include research on mate retention, sex differences, jealousy emotions, stalking and strategies of human mating. The paper outlines his empirical research methodologies and presents a critical evaluation of his ideas from professionals in the field. The paper also provides a personal response to his theories.

Empirical Research Methodologies
Personal Response to the Theory

From the Paper:

"Born in Indianapolis on 14th April 1953, David Buss was brought up in close knit family made up of his two parents Arnold and Edith Buss and two siblings a brother and a sister. David has travelled widely visiting and living in different places in the United States and Europe. Academically, Buss was not a distinguished student excelling in mathematics while attaining poor grades in the other subjects. This demotivated him and at the age of 17 years he dropped out of school and sought employment in New Jersey at a local gas station. Nevertheless, the hardships he experienced in his 12 hours shift compelled him to pursue a high school diploma by attending night classes (Pressnell, 2000).
"As luck would have it, David Buss worn a trial lottery gaining admission into the University of Texas in spite of his poor academic grades. Having attained his bachelor's degree in psychology in 1976 at the University of Texas a foundation for his career as a psychologist had been laid. At the university, Buss met his mentor Ken Craik with whom he held academic exchanges culminating in extensive research on various issue concerning human personality leading to the development of the approach of act frequency. Determined to pursue academic excellence, his motivations propelled him to pursue a doctorate degree in Berkeley at the University of California in 1981 (Pressnell, 2000)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Badcock, C. R. (2000). Evolutionary psychology: a critical introduction. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Buss, D. M. (2010). Curriculum Vitae, August, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2011, from http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/Group/BussLAB/pdffiles/BussDavidMPSY20109.pdf
  • Confer, J. C., Easton, J. A., Fleischman, D. S., Goetz, C. D., Lewis, D. M., Perilloux, C., et al. (2010). Evolutionary psychology. Controversies, questions, prospects, and limitations. American Psychologist , 65 (2), 110-126.
  • Perilloux, C. (n.d). Biography. Retrieved April 21, 2011, from http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/group/busslab/db_bio.htm
  • Pressnell, F. (2000). David Buss. Retrieved April 21, 2011, from http://www.muskingum.edu/~psych/psycweb/history/buss.htm

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