David Buss

David Buss

Professor of Psychology
The University of Texas at Austin


People's goals, motives, and emotions, looking at human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, and most recently focusing on the dark side of our nature: conflict between the sexes, jealousy, stalking, and murder.   

In the news

What Scientific Idea Is Ready for Retirement? Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder

The theory that 'beauty is in the eyes of the beholder' in the sense of being superficial, arbitrary, and infinitely culturally variable can safely be discarded. 

Sexual Regret Differs by Gender

On average, men experience regret following instances when they did not act on a sexual impulse, whereas women experience regret after acting on a sexual impulse.
—The Daily Texan



The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Psychology
1 University Station
Austin, Texas 78712-0187

Office: SEA 3.228
Lab: SEA 3.324 (A-F)

Phone: 512-475-8489
Fax: 512-471-5935
Email: dbuss@austin.utexas.edu