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The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating

Author: David M Buss
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, says [the author], we must look into our evolutionary past. Based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from their-seven cultures worldwide. [This] is [a] book to present a united theory of human mating behavior. [It also includes]  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Buss
ISBN: 046500802X 9780465008025
OCLC Number: 50782664
Description: x, 354 p. ; 21 cm.
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 --
Women's hidden sexual strategies --
Mysteries of human mating.
Responsibility: David M. Buss.
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If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question, says [the author], we must look into our evolutionary past. Based on the most massive study of human mating ever undertaken, encompassing more than 10,000 people of all ages from their-seven cultures worldwide. [This] is [a] book to present a united theory of human mating behavior. [It also includes] startling new discoveries about the evolutionary advantages of infidelity, orgasm, and physical attractiveness.-Back cover.

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Good book on major topic, with some weaknesses

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2011-12-31) Very Good Permalink

This book covers the topic of sexual behavior and strategies from an evolutionary psychology (EP) point of view. It is considered by some one of the major texts on that topic within the EP research programme.

 

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