“When Men Behave Badly”: Renowned psychologist David Buss shares latest research for EvoS seminar series

World-renowned behavioral scientist David Buss (University of Texas) spoke with an audience of more than one hundred audience members from all around the world as part of the SUNY New Paltz Evolutionary Studies Seminar Series on March 8, 2021.

Buss, widely considered one of the most influential living psychologists, shared insights from his latest book, “When Men Behave Badly: The Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment, and Assault.” It’s rooted in extensive, evolutionary psychology research on the dark side of male mating behaviors like sexual deception and harassment.

The virtual format allowed the talk to be broadcast all around the world, as the College “welcomed” viewers from California, Georgia, Australia, Turkey, Belgium, Bosnia and Peru, among other regions.

Buss is a long-time friend and supporter of New Paltz’s Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Program, having presented lectures in person on three prior occasions since 2006.

“David Buss has been a true friend of New Paltz over the years, and his support has meant a great deal to us,” said Glenn Geher, professor of psychology and director of the EvoS Program.

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